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li tuhl

  • n  a small amount or duration
    he accepted the little they gave him
  • a  limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    a little dining room
    a little house
    a little (or small) group
  • a  (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
    little rain fell in May
    gave it little thought
    little time is left
    we still have little money
    a little hope remained
  • s  (of children and animals) young, immature
    what a big little boy you are
  • s  (informal) small and of little importance
    a little (or small) matter
  • s  (of a voice) faint
    a little voice
  • a  low in stature; not tall
    a little man
  • s  lowercase
    little a
  • s  small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)
    a nice little job
    bless your little heart
    my dear little mother
    a sweet little deal
    I'm tired of your petty little schemes
    filthy little tricks
    what a nasty little situation
  • r  not much
    he talked little about his family

  • Little Guy's Lady The world never appreciated Eli Shonbrun.
  • Utterly adorable, often clad in pink and entirely passive, she seems to represent what little Asian girls are told to be in public.
  • New research on tough firearms restrictions passed in Australia in 1996 suggests they have had little impact on gun violence.
News & Articles

  • Little Forks Conservancy receives Lubrizol Foundation Grant
    The Little Forks Conservancy has received a $10,000 grant from The Lubrizol Foundation, based in Cleveland, Ohio. A portion of the grant will be used to purchase an enclosed trailer for storing and hauling field equipment while the balance will be used for general operation support for 2013.
    June 16, 2013 - Midland Daily News
  • Little League gets funding for new fields
    One of the largest little leagues in Albuquerque is finally getting the fields it needs to help run its operation more smoothly. Read more at KOB.com
    June 16, 2013 - KOB 4 Albuquerque
  • Little Rock notebook
    Alert-center lease up for board vote The Little Rock Board of Directors will vote on an agreement Tuesday that would give the city’s Oak Forest Alert Center a new home on South Tyler Street.
    June 16, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in The Associated Press
    Now, of course I'll admit that the backyard's a little bigger here, but it's the same spirit,Obama said to laughter. "Michelle and I couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate America's birthday than with America's extraordinary men and...
  • Larry King in BBC News
    On his blog, King wrote that CNN had agreed to his request to wrap up the show in the autumn "giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids' little league games".
  • Fabio Capello in The Associated Press
    We played I think well at 2-1, but after the third goal it was a little bit disappointing,Capello said. "Germany is a big team. They played a good game."

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