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- n. The state, quality, or condition of being few.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being few; smallness of number; paucity.
- n. Brevity; conciseness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being few; paucity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being small in number
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The sameness and fewness of creatures shows a poverty of evolution but fits limited kinds coming from simple, relative, basic plans from a general blueprint.
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.
I am he, The Silent Man hight, by reason of the fewness of my words, to distinguish me from my six brothers.
It suggests that the higher way, the way, not over the earth, but through the air, is to those rare souls who have grasped the principle that "a man's riches consists less in the multitude of his possessions than in the fewness of his wants."
I see at a distance, through a small hole, a man posted on the top of a house; the remoteness and fewness of the rays at first prevent me from distinguishing that it is a man; the object appears to me very small.
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According to the multitude of years thou shalt increase the price thereof, and according to the fewness of years thou shalt diminish the price of it: for according to the number of the years of the fruits doth he sell unto thee.
Near at hand a few fires twinkled, their fewness giving scant evidence of the hordes of tribesmen who lay close by.
The smallness of the school, the fewness of rivals, permitted her to experiment with her perilous versatility.
Manchester you are struck by the fewness of the beggars.