1 used for referring to an extremely small amount of something
There is little time to prepare for the exams.
Little has been revealed about his background.
She has done little today besides sleep.
too little: There was too much rain and too little sun.
very little: He’s an excellent manager, so there’s very little tension in the office.
so little: I’ve got so much to do and so little time to do it in.
little or no: She had trained herself to show little or no emotion, whatever happened.
little of: Jordan has lost little of his Irish accent.
as little as possible: He always tries to pay the workers as little as possible.
the little: He didn’t earn much money, and he gambled away the little he had saved.
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