vähän englanniksi   few fi, a little fi, kind of fi, wicked fi, some fi


: I was expecting lots of people at the party, but very few (=almost none) turned up.   Quite a few of them (=many of them) were pleasantly surprised.   I dont know how many drinks Ive had, but Ive had a few. [This usage is likely [[ironic]].]

: ux|en|There are few people who understand quantum theory.   Many are called, but few are chosen.

: ux|en|Tonight: A few clouds. Increasing cloudiness overnight.

: [[NOAA]] definition of the term "few clouds": An official sky cover classification for aviation weather observations, descriptive of a sky cover of 1/8 to 2/8. This is applied only when obscuring phenomena aloft are present--that is, not when obscuring phenomena are surface-based, such as fog.

: Many are called, but few are chosen.

: ux|en|The door was opened a little.

*: Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.

*: Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.

: Im getting kind of tired. Could we finish tomorrow?

: Thats the right answer, kind of.

: ux|en|That was a wicked guitar solo, bro!

: The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!

: a two-wicked lamp

: ux|en|This is a little table.

: ux|en|Its of little importance.

: ux|en|Did he tell you any embarrassing stories about when she was little?

: ux|en|Thats the biggest little boy Ive ever seen.

: ux|en|This is my little sister.

*: If you want to find Little France, take any turning on the north side of Leicester square, and wander in a zigzag fashion Oxford Streetwards. The Little is rather smokier and more squalid than the Great France upon the other side of the Manche.

*: In the forties, hurdy-gurdy men could still be heard in all those East Coast cities with strong Italian neighbourhoods: New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston. A visit to Baltimores Little Italy at that time was like a trip to Italy itself.

: ux|en|little money;  little herd

: a little sleep

*: The long-necked geese of the world that are ever hissing dispraise, / Because their natures are little.

: ux|en|This is a little known fact.  nowrap|She spoke little and listened less.

*: Little disappointed, then, she turned attention to "Chat of the Social World," gossip which exercised potent fascination upon the girls intelligence. She devoured with more avidity than she had her food those pretentiously phrased chronicles of the snobocracy […] distilling therefrom an acid envy that robbed her napoleon of all its savour.

: ux|en|I was speaking ill of Fred; little did I know that he was right behind me, listening in.

*: But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶...The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the windownb..., and a bead could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.

: There is little water left.

: We had very little to do.

: ux|en|Some enjoy spicy food, others prefer it milder.

: ux|en|Can I have some of them?

: ux|en|please give me some of the cake;  everyone is wrong some of the time

: ux|en|Some people like camping.

: ux|en|Would you like some grapes?

: ux|en|Would you like some water?

: ux|en|Ive just met some guy who said he knew you.   The sequence S converges to zero for some initial value v.

: ux|en|He had edited the paper for some years.

: ux|en|He is some acrobat!

: I guess he must have weighed some 90 kilos.

: Some 30,000 spectators witnessed the feat.

: Some 4,000 acres of land were flooded.

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