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le ser

  • a  of less size or importance
    the lesser anteater
    the lesser of two evils
  • s  smaller in size or amount or value
    the lesser powers of Europe
    the lesser anteater
  • a  (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
  • s  (usually preceded by `no') lower in quality
  • s  (nonstandard in some uses but often idiomatic with measure phrases) fewer

  • While the big spotlights focused on presidential candidates last week, lesser lights followed lesser lights in four state primaries: Iowa.
  • Such powers have spheres of influence and subjugate lesser powers.
  • In honor of the long-awaited The Beatles: Rock Band release and the band's digitally remastered studio albums, PTI explores some of the lesser-known facts about the Fab Four.
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  • David Cook in Chicago Tribune
    If I had to choose between playing a song that not a whole lot of people know that I could get behind, or the opposite, I'll choose the lesser-known every time,Cook told The Associated Press backstage Tuesday.
  • Mark Hughes in BBC Sport
    There has been too much speculation about players and my future,added Hughes. "It has made my job more difficult than it already is. I would like to think speculation about my future will be at a lesser level because it has been...
  • Mitch McConnell in Forbes
    Wyoming had no greater advocate, taxpayers had no greater watchdog, and rural America had no greater defender than Craig Thomas,Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night. "The Senate is a lesser place without Craig here,...

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