noun, plural hand·fuls.
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Still, a handful of venues and companies plan to reopen sooner.D.C. theater scene adapts with films, concerts, and more|Patrick Folliard|September 17, 2020|Washington Blade
Only a handful still sees virtual weddings as a viable option.Covid-19 has changed the way Indians think about weddings|Manavi Kapur|September 17, 2020|Quartz
Only a handful of closely related species now have it, they learned.Stinky success: Scientists identify the chemistry of B.O.|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 15, 2020|Science News For Students
Unfortunately, as it stands today, the entire field of AI ethics is at grave risk of limiting itself to languages, ideas, theories, and challenges from a handful of regions—primarily North America, Western Europe, and East Asia.AI ethics groups are repeating one of society’s classic mistakes|Amy Nordrum|September 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Colbert is trapped in the same building with the same small handful of people every day, and the challenge is to keep making them laugh.One Good Thing: Stephen Colbert is looser, funnier, and angrier in quarantine|Emily VanDerWerff|September 4, 2020|Vox
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Rather than downing a handful of pills, I planned to take my life by opening a vein in each wrist.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Knight lived down the street from Scalise, and had met him a handful of times at Republican Party events.
With only a handful of great directors between the two videos, Fourgrounds can keep this going for years.
Still, a handful of centuries-old establishments have survived and housed some pretty phenomenal history.
All our historians agree that one Clodowick, a Sicambrian, subjugated Gaul with a handful of barbarians.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Michael dashed into the group and grabbed a handful of caps which he tossed into the dusty complications of the Laocon.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
Clean it well, take out the brains, rub it with a handful of salt, and two ounces of saltpetre.
Even when most of them had accepted his leadership and were obeying his orders, a handful of desperate men refused to go.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
Stretch out and gather a handful of an herb that will bring him back from whatever place he is in.The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays|William B. Yeats