A status like that would have “happened” to disappear just a few years ago.
A few European pension funds have changed their investment policies.
For a few minutes it seemed like old times, a return to the clearer fault-lines of the Cold War.
And few have experienced the peril of this punishing violence like the residents of Aleppo.
But Soros has a few contrary views, and a willingness to air them forthrightly.
For a few minutes after receiving this information Bart was busy thinking.
The few that glare each character must mark; You balance not the many in the dark.
When within a few rods of each other we ceased paddling, and drifted by with the momentum.
I made up my mind while I heard you talk I'd get a few things off my chest.
Rub it over with a piece of butter, strew it with a little chopped sage and a few bread crumbs, and roast it in a Dutch oven.
Old English feawe (plural; contracted to fea) "few, seldom, even a little," from Proto-Germanic *faw-, from PIE root *pau- (1) "few, little" (cf. Latin paucus "few, little," paullus "little," parvus "little, small," pauper "poor;" Greek pauros "few, little," pais (genitive paidos) "child;" Latin puer "child, boy," pullus "young animal;" Oscan puklu "child;" Sanskrit potah "a young animal," putrah "son;" Old English fola "young horse;" Old Norse fylja "young female horse;" Old Church Slavonic puta "bird;" Lithuanian putytis "young animal, young bird"). Always plural in Old English.
Phrase few and far between attested from 1660s. Unusual ironic use in quite a few "many" (1883), earlier a good few (1828). The noun is late 12c., fewe, from the adjective.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. [Winston Churchill, 1940]