Origin of scintilla
Examples from the Web for scintilla
That had more than a scintilla of substance—is Mitt actually a political shape-shifter?Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney, and the Perpetual Outrage Industry|Howard Kurtz|April 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
How could anyone do all this without leaving behind a scintilla of microscopic evidence?
Forde is among those who note that every scintilla of blame cannot be put on FitzPatrick and Drumm.
It does take a certain talent to take Paul Newman and present the actor without a scintilla of excitement.
I have not a scintilla of interest in being at court when the judge sentences him.
This seems to me to have not a scintilla of justice about it.The Mormon Puzzle, and How to Solve It|R. W. Beers
James Crossley seems to believe that there was "some scintilla of truth" behind the story.A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718|Wallace Notestein
This charge Mr. Harrison makes with brazen effrontery, but does not bring a scintilla of evidence to sustain it.Assassination of Lincoln: a History of the Great Conspiracy|Thomas Mealey Harris
Don't be jealous, Scintilla; we're next to you women, too, believe me.
Scintilla also cried out through her tears, calling him "Gaius," and entreating him by his guardian angel to be mollified.