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
Investors have brought their own lawsuits against a handful of big banks, including Deutsche Bank, alleging manipulation of precious metals markets.
Cut a handful of 8- to 10-inch-long willow stems and remove the leaves.
Many would argue that part of what the Cavaliers proved last year was that regular-season N.B.A. results are virtually irrelevant — particularly when star players rest on a handful of nights across the long and winding road to the playoffs.
Cohen also owned and operated a handful of taxi medallions, managing a fleet of cabs in New York.
Dina Markham, meanwhile, was hired in February 1995 and had only a handful of complaints –
This year’s Finals features a handful of the most skilled players in basketball history, each of whom plays at a genius’s remove, their relationship to the court akin to that between generals and battlefields or chess grandmasters and boards.
But opponents said only a handful of states do what Ohio does and that the justices should wait for the issue to be examined by other courts.
Many of the functions on Obama's BlackBerry were blocked, and a very small handful of people had his phone number or email address, according to former aides.
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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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