little if any


: almost no
There has been little if any improvement.

Examples of little if any in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The killings left little if any time to mourn or commemorate. Danyel Smith, New York Times, 8 Aug. 2023 What is certain is that Xi and other Chinese leaders seem to assume that China will pay little if any cost for its aggressive behavior, given that others are too dependent on its exports or on access to its market. Richard Haass, Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022 Bureaucrats who drew lines that made little if any effort at accommodating the peoples on the ground. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 1 July 2023 History teachers at the K-12 level get little if any training in American Indian history beyond perhaps a few key moments, such as Pocahontas and Jamestown in the early 1600s and Cherokee Removal in the 1830s. Kathleen Duval, WSJ, 30 June 2023 For example, after the 2004 Asian tsunami, Dalits were forced to remove bodies and debris, for very little if any pay, and weren’t offered any psychological support. Rhea Mogul, CNN, 5 May 2023 Some liberal economists contend consumer demand is currently playing little if any role in price growth — placing the blame on supply challenges or on companies taking advantage of their market power and the economic moment to extract higher prices from consumers. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, 23 Mar. 2023 What’s more, the filmmakers and brothers-in-law in real life, worked hard behind the scenes to ensure their crew and ensemble cast — including Jann Arden, Tony Nappo, Robb Wells and Enrico Colantino — faced little if any disruption. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Oct. 2022 Neither of Monday’s other two Mavericks roster moves has little if any bearing on Chriss’ status. Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Little if any.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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