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little by little


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  • adv. A small amount at a time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by a short distance
  • adv. a little bit at a time


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  • Leaked out little by little that as soon as one of the men who'd been cheering for jolly old Binder got yellow jack, the first thing he did was to make his wife swear that she'd have Magoffin do the planting.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • Getting a sponge, he moistened and opened his lips and then gave him the symbols of the divine mysteries; and, strengthened by them, he arose, and took some food, chewing little by little lettuces and succory, and such like.

    The Hermits

  • But she lived, and little by little the pain of empowerment abated, until on the third day she was able to rise and steal food, having become invisible, and begin her close surveillance of Beynor.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Nevertheless my personal sympathy lay at first on the side of the Pan-German Schonerer, and turned only little by little toward the Christian Social leader as well.

    Mein Kampf

  • From now on, whenever time offered me the slightest opportunity, I went back and, with silence and attention, viewed whatever picture presented itself, listened to the speeches in so far as they were intelligible, studied the more or less intelligent faces of the elect of the peoples of this woe-begone state-and little by little formed my own ideas.

    Mein Kampf

  • The successors of the old Rosicrucians, modifying little by little the austere and hierarchic methods of their precursors in initiation, had become a mystic sect and had embraced zealously the Templar magical doctrines, as a result of which they regarded themselves as the sole depositaries sic of the secrets intimated by the Gospel according to St John.72

    The Templar Revelation

  • Guffey, watching the English muffins in the toaster oven little by little turn brown, like Larry Talbot becoming the wolfman, pondered and pondered and then shook his head.

    Drowned Hopes

  • One night after they had sung some very nice songs they asked me to play, and I began with ` My Little Brown Rose '-- you know they all adore the negro -- and little by little I dropped into the funniest coon songs I knew, and oh how they laughed!

    The Man Between: An International Romance

  • The flood of the life-stream began to set again, and little by little to rise and inundate Western Europe, floating off the galleys and caravels of King Alphonso of Portugal, and sending them to feel their way along the coasts of Africa; a little later drawing the mind of Prince Henry the Navigator to devote his life to the conquest and possession of the unknown.

    Christopher Columbus

  • The Grand Duchess Helena, his wife, is a most charming lady and very lovely; she took me all over the house, and showed me how little by little she was making it comfortable.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N.


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