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There is little time to prepare for the exams.
Little has been revealed about his background.
She has done little today besides sleep.
There was too much rain and too little sun.
He’s an excellent manager, so there’s very little tension in the office.
I’ve got so much to do and so little time to do it in.
She had trained herself to show little or no emotion, whatever happened.
Jordan has lost little of his Irish accent.
He always tries to pay the workers as little as possible.
He didn’t earn much money, and he gambled away the little he had saved.
In her last years I saw her very little.
Our relationship has changed very little over the years.
They spoke of him as little as possible.
Kang was little known outside of China.
You accused me of being little better than a thief (=almost as bad as a thief).
We managed to save a little money.
With a little luck, you might write the next best-seller!
She needs some help – just a little, anyway.
Mix in a little of the flour to make the liquid thicker.
Doesn’t Helen speak a little bit of Chinese?
I reckon I have a little more patience than you.
I wish there was a little bit less noise around here.
The whole situation makes me a little nervous.
I held her a little closer.
She was a little disappointed with the job.
This may be a little bit painful.
The company did little to prevent the disaster.
He’s done little to improve my opinion of him.
They had sincere respect for her, and not a little affection.
The team was more than a little unlucky to lose by just one point.
This is the British English definition of little. View American English definition of little.