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Definitions of fewest

  1. ( superlative of ` few' used with count nouns; usually preceded by ` the') quantifier meaning the smallest in number; " the fewest birds in recent memory"

Usage examples for fewest

  1. For there, more easily than under the burning skies of Italy, was it possible to practice a Christianity that should make the fewest concessions to the senses. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  2. 13. " In using the above exercises it will save much time, which is all important, if the pupil be taught to say every thing belonging to the nouns in the fewest words possible, and to say them always in the same order as above." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. Perfection is not the lot of human institutions; that which has the most excellencies and fewest faults, is the best that we can expect. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  4. The game is played for as many rounds as you like, the player who was last the fewest times being the winner. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  5. For all his affection for and confidence in his friend, there were things he might not tell Quain; wherefore he couched his narrative in the fewest possible words and was miserly of detail. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
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