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some, but not many
a small number of people or things that are part of a larger group but different in some way from most of the group
the smallest amount or degree of something that is necessary or possible
a very small number of people or things
a small number of people or things that are spread over a large area
a small number of people or things in a place
a situation in which the supply of something is not enough for the people who want it or need it
a small number of things, especially things that are not physical objects
a small number of people or things
a few things
a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time
reminding you of death in an unpleasant and frightening way
an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners
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Free thesaurus definition of small numbers and quantities from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.