not many

idiom

: only a few
Not many people showed up.

Examples of not many in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's a victory itself that not many pieces of media—video game or otherwise—can manage these days. PCMAG, 14 June 2024 There have been some other challengers to the Civilization throne—Amplitude's Humankind comes to mind—but so far not many have managed to fully compete. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 13 June 2024 That’s the sort of nuanced answer not many 22-year-olds could give, but Young has always been unique. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 13 June 2024 Casey and his wife sometimes drove Auerbach around because not many were willing to brave such an assignment. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2024 Plenty of pieces have been shaped by isolation and social-distancing rules, but not many have made something of the emotions of lockdown. Brian Seibert, New York Times, 5 June 2024 However, their newest wellness experience takes advantage of a feature not many other hotels can boast: an on-site cenote or underground cave with water. Juliet Izon, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2024 Last year’s breakout came by virtue of the fact that Hubbard was healthy for the first time in his career — after undergoing double abductor surgery and meniscus surgery not many knew about early on in his NFL life. Alex Zietlow, Charlotte Observer, 6 May 2024 Wow, not many queens would have done such a tight turnaround! Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024

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“Not many.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/not%20many. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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