Why would you assume that if there are fewer Barnes & Nobles, there will suddenly be more people dashing to BN.com?
And India, which is home to more than 150 million Muslims, estimates are that fewer than 20 have joined ISIS.
As fewer people buy into the notion that women can't lead, it will become easier for the less-than-superhuman women to win office.
By 2020, the U.S. will have 123 million high-skill jobs and fewer than 50 million people to fill them.
If the money had never flowed in the first place, we'd probably have fewer lobbyists.
I own I should have thought the fewer who meddled in such a concern the better!
They will have fewer prisons to build, fewer courts to sustain.
Few tories received quarters from the militia, and fewer of the militia asked it of the tories.
This is the burial-place of no fewer than twenty-six of our Kings and their Queens.
The deception was pardoned, and Shaws subsequent freaks seem to have been fewer, and of a milder character.
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]