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  • adv. To a small extent; in a small amount; rather.


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  • With some careful watch-keeping and a bit of judicious signalling, a ship anchored offshore could be warned off if revenue men were sniffing around.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • At first I felt a bit proud to be such a hit as a pray-er.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • Corsi knew that was about as committal as her father would get at showing any return interest in their arrival on Fahleena III, at least until he wound down a bit from his latest cargo run.


  • Aldo Corsi stood in the doorway, his eyes widening a bit on Corsi while the doorknob rested in his meaty hand.


  • To lose herself in a momentary fling, a bit of passion, just to have some time to forget all that had happened aboard the U.S.S. da Vinci, the fate of Duffy, McAllan, Barnak, and a score of others, the sorrow of the surviving crew ... in point of fact, getting away from it all while the ship was being repaired was the entire point of booking this journey.


  • Stuey next surfaced three months later, at another gin tournament in Las Vegas this time at the Riviera Casino, and this time Tieri had his ear to the ground a bit sooner.

    One of a Kind

  • Stuey was a bit gun-shy, having been burned once by Roger King, but he let it be known that he was open to the opportunity should it arise.

    One of a Kind

  • The problem centers on my first serious boyfriend, F., a just-graduated senior, though a bit too blond, bespectacled, and into Pink Floyd to be considered your Jake Ryan type.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • In a bit of small-worldism, Hickey played the first man who slept with Nixon's character, Miranda, on Sex and the City.

    The Big C Comes Out Swinging for Season 2

  • Specialists who suspect microvascular disease prescribe medications designed to make blood vessels relax and blood flow a bit better, while also intensively treating the woman's other cardiac risk factors.

    Heart disease, No. 1 killer, can sneak up on women


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