1 used for referring to an extremely small amount of something
There is little time to prepare for the exams.
She has done little today besides sleep.
Little has been revealed about his background.
little of: Jordan has lost little of his Southern accent.
very little: He’s an excellent manager, so there’s very little tension in the office.
too little: There was too much rain and too little sun.
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, no matter what happened.
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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