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The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • After all, there are certain things that you can't tell in too few words.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Let me state in a few words how the need made itself pressing.

  • You will be instructed in a few words, and they will give you in writing all you have to say.

  • I had let her go in order to make the sign language, for I had but a few words of their tongue.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • And then he added a few words on a subject of which he had not before spoken to Linda.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter

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