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fewness

[fyoo-nis]
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noun
  1. the state of being few or small in quantity; paucity.
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Origin of fewness

before 900; Middle English fewenesse, Old English fēawnes. See few, -ness
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Related Words for fewness

smallness, insufficiency, dearth, paltriness, scantiness, rarity, famine, deficiency, absence, shortage, meagerness, poverty, fewness, sparseness, slenderness, sparsity

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Historical Examples of fewness

  • This control was spasmodic, because of the fewness of the watchbirds.

    Watchbird

    Robert Sheckley

  • If their works betray imperfections, we wonder at the fewness of them.

  • Owing to the fewness of their enemies these albinistic forms are able to persist.

  • The faith of the people is no whit weakened because of their fewness.

  • We had youth, she and I, in a truer sense than that of fewness of years—we had the youth which is Hope.

    The Debit Account

    Oliver Onions