little more than


: not much more than (something) : only slightly more than (something)
They ate little more than ice cream and hot dogs all day.

Examples of little more than in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Monday, the hospital, the Nasser Medical Center, was little more than a shelter for a small, terrified crew of staff members and remaining patients. Vivian Nereim, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2024 Rather than matching the pitch of the other chapters, the film’s Ellen segments are little more than an appendix. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 18 Feb. 2024 The result is A-list or lesser-known celebrities become little more than instruments of state propaganda as their creative powers diminish. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Feb. 2024 Whitaker appeared before the House aviation subcommittee, his first congressional testimony since being confirmed to the post little more than three months ago. Pete Muntean, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 Until October 7th, Lee’s antiwar record might have been little more than a historical footnote. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 2 Feb. 2024 The design provides a crucial advantage to a fleeing groundhog, which is otherwise relatively slow moving compared to invading animals like foxes who may see them as little more than a yummy dinner, the NWF said. USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2024 In most every organization, meetings risk being little more than an annoying demand on people’s time and energy. Rodger Dean Duncan, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 What looks like diamonds but on closer inspection turns out to be little more than reams of cheap polyester? Peter Debruge, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'little more than.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near little more than

Cite this Entry

“Little more than.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!