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  • An indefinite and somewhat large number; more than a few; a fair number of.


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  • “Because of our fire,” Janet recollects, “they were able to sell quite a few detector systems to homeowners in the area,” including the Armstrongs themselves, as well as next-door-neighbors Ed White, Ted and Faith Freeman, and Elliot and Marilyn See.

    First Man

  • Unfortunately, quite a few children with attention control problems are accurately described as insatiable.

    A Mind at a Time

  • Especially not Arthur Miller who, as the play demonstrates, has quite a few unresolved problems of his own in the love-unlimited department.

    All The Available Light

  • I learned quite a few things about Tristan Savage.

    Decoys, Inc.

  • By contrast, quite a few Continentals were armed with the American long rifle, known variously as the Pennsylvania rifle (because it was first made by German Pietists in that state) or the Kentucky rifle (after the state in which it gained its fame).

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • I have seen quite a few pretty depressed kids who are victims of adult overinvolvement in sports.

    A Mind at a Time

  • In her flat-soled sneakers, she saw, she was still quite a few inches short of having the top of her head hit his chin.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Flayers often find their carcasses as abandoned, fallen animals that might have been dead for quite a few days.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • There were usually quite a few people around the crossroads on a fine evening, but most of them had gone into Eau Galle tonight to see the Medicine Show.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • On the other hand, we hear increasingly vehement philippics addressed to the USSR and are also witnessing quite a few actions directly aimed against our interest, and to put it frankly, against our relations becoming more stable and constructive.

    An American Life


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