few and far between
At wide intervals, scarce, as in Supporters of the amendment are few and far between. This expression originally was used very literally for physical objects such as houses appearing at widely separated intervals. Today it is also used more loosely. [Mid-1600s]
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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
A few days later, Bush replied, “We will uphold the law in Florida.”
Between 25 and 30, you’re trying to decide how much longer before you start growing a beard and calling yourself ‘Daddy.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So far, all the players seemed to be willing to wait their turn.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
In sorting notes it is necessary to be able readily to distinguish between notes of this bank and notes of other reserve banks.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
And she would be wearing some of the jewels with the white dress—just a few, not many, of course.Rosemary in Search of a Father|C. N. Williamson
However, they were not seen to venture far into the surrounding deciduous forest.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
The case was an assault and battery that came off between two men named Brown and Henderson.
He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini