handful handful  /ˈhænd ˌfʊl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small number or amount
  2. (n) the quantity that can be held in the hand

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A handful sought treatment for sexual assault.
  2. A handful of doubters does not a controversy make.
  3. Along with a handful of others, Black averages more like 250 such operations a year.

News

  1. Garth Brooks Joins Toby Keith, Willie Nelson for Oklahoma Tornado Relief Concert

    Garth Brooks will join a handful of big-name country music stars for a benefit concert to help the victims of last month’s devastating tornados in Oklahoma. The relief concert is being headlined by Toby Keith and sponsored by Oklahoma country …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WebProNews

  2. Markets | Apple’s Flat Design Falls Flat on Wall Street

    There are a handful of big events that Apple hosts each year that can be a catalyst for share price. This week’s Worldwide Developer Conference is one. And while the developers to whom it is targeted may have fallen in ...        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Rand Paul's NSA rebukes could help or hurt in 2016

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Of the handful of tea party-backed Republicans eyeing a 2016 presidential bid, Sen. Rand Paul is emerging as the most forceful in pushing libertarian principles, especially on anti-terrorism issues.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I am furious at this entire situation because this is an example where somebody didn't think through the consequences of their actions," Obama said in an interview with CNN's Larry King. "It's imperiling not just a handful of people. This is...
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

  2. Bush said he was "deeply disappointed that a handful of United States Senators prevented Ambassador Bolton from receiving the up or down vote he deserved in the Senate. They chose to obstruct his confirmation, even though he enjoys majority support...
    on Dec 4, 2006 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  3. "The enemy has started a guerrilla war," Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. "The whole nation should be united against these handful of terrorists."
    on Oct 15, 2009 By: Rehman Source: China Daily

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