as little as


used to suggest that a number or quantity is surprisingly small
I could be back in as little as five days.

Examples of as little as in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So many colors — including pink, light gray, navy, and ebony — are going for as little as $8, but only for a limited time. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 Now, a bundle of 30 gigabytes of data plus 200 minutes from China Telecom costs as little as $18, and older people have become targets for China’s biggest phone brands. Lavender Au, WIRED, 25 Nov. 2023 As acute pneumonia that rapidly becomes severe and often leads to severe illness or possibly death in as little as 24 to 36 hours. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 In contrast, tickets for ordinary Crew games this year could be had for as little as $40, or less as part of a season ticket package. Victor Mather, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Apple silicon can reduce idle power draw to as little as 200 milliwatts. IEEE Spectrum, 9 Nov. 2023 Earlier this year, research published in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension found routinely drinking alcohol — as little as one drink a day — is associated with an increase in blood pressure readings, even in adults without hypertension. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 11 Nov. 2023 The decoupling principle applies that idea to cloud services by making sure systems know as little as possible while doing their jobs. Barath Raghavan, IEEE Spectrum, 5 Nov. 2023 The workers there, who had no independent trade unions, were making as little as a dollar an hour. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, 28 Oct. 2023 See More

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“As little as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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