as few as

Definition of as few as

used to suggest that a number or amount is surprisingly small
  • The procedure is recommended by as few as one out of five doctors.
  • As few as half the students passed the test.

Word by Word Definitions

few play
  1. : not many persons or things

  1. : consisting of or amounting to only a small number

  2. : at least some but indeterminately small in number

  1. : a small number of units or individuals

  2. : a special limited number


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