Examples of handful in a Sentence
The children collected seashells by the handful.
Our dog is a real handful.
Recent Examples of handful from the Web
All tickets for the Broad’s 10-week run will be on sale September 1, save for a handful of daily standbys (Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 day of).
Artifacts dated to 65,000 years ago from Madjedbebe support suggested dates of more than 45,000 years for a handful of other Australian archaeological sites.
And the fact that it's become a local icon, not to mention one of just a handful of six-octave grand carillons in the world, puts it in a different class, Slocumb argued.
Today, there are a handful who gladly carry the proverbial jam-band torch.
McKinney Jones is among a handful of players lucky enough to hook up with two teams for summer games this season.
The country’s Reserve Bank is one of a handful around the world still owned by shareholders, and that eccentric structure has just become another stick to beat it with after the ruling African National Congress mooted ending such an arrangement.
The two clinics are among a handful that have filed lawsuits in the state, some by the conservative legal nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom, all of which are now being heard in Rockford state and federal courts.
The result: a handful of cool colors that feel like lip balm and are bound to perfectly complement all your neon strobing, neon eyeliner, and neon nail looks this summer.
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First Known Use of handful
before 12th century
HANDFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handful for English Language Learners
: an amount that you can hold in your hand
: a small amount or number
: someone or something that is difficult to control
HANDFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of handful for Students
1 : as much or as many as the hand will grasp
2 : a small amount or number Only a handful of people came.
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