fewer fewer  /ˈfju ər/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of

Usage(s):

  1. Fewer unwanted pregnancies, pro-choice groups argue, is the key to fewer abortions: In fact, the abortion rate among teenagers has been falling most sharply.
  2. They work only because there are things computers can't do, and there are fewer and fewer of those things all the time.
  3. And women over 60 suffered 21% fewer broken hips.

News

  1. Fewer drivers will be hitting the road for July 4th, AAA says

    Fewer drivers will take to the road during the Independence Day holiday in part due to a sluggish economy, but also because people will take less time off, travel group AAA said Thursday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New Haven Register

  2. Fewer Americans to travel for July 4 holiday

    Fewer Americans will be traveling over the July 4 holiday, as the shorter holiday weekend keeps more people close to home, according to estimates from motorist group AAA.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  3. Fewer drivers seen on July 4 as shorter holiday, economy bite: AAA

    (Reuters) - Fewer drivers will take to the road during the Independence Day holiday in part due to a sluggish economy, but also because people will take less time off, travel group AAA said on Thursday. The group expects 40.8 million people to travel 50 miles or more from home during the July 4 break and 34.4 million of them will drive, a drop of about 0.7 percent from the estimated 34.7 million ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Quite frankly, BP blew it," he said. "You cut corners to save money and time. And as the chief executive officer of BP â€| you called for fewer people in the decision-making process. You stated individuals need to be accountable for...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Bart Stupak Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. "Gen. Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker tell me if the kind of success we are now seeing continues, it will be possible to maintain the same level of security with fewer American forces," Bush told reporters at a US military base, where he spent...
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

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