(a.) Small in size or extent; not big; diminutive; -- opposed to big or large; as, a little body; a little animal; a little piece of ground; a little hill; a little distance; a little child.
(a.) Short in duration; brief; as, a little sleep.
(a.) Small in quantity or amount; not much; as, a little food; a little air or water.
(a.) Small in dignity, power, or importance; not great; insignificant; contemptible.
(a.) Small in force or efficiency; not strong; weak; slight; inconsiderable; as, little attention or exertion;little effort; little care or diligence.
(a.) Small in extent of views or sympathies; narrow; shallow; contracted; mean; illiberal; ungenerous.
(n.) That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like.
(n.) A small degree or scale; miniature.
(adv.) In a small quantity or degree; not much; slightly; somewhat; -- often with a preceding it.
(1) Prior to oral feeding, little or no ELA was detected in stools and endotoxinemia was ascertained in only six of 45 infants (13%).
(2) 8.43am BST A little more from that Field interview on Today.
(3) The omission of Crossrail 2 from the Conservative manifesto , in which other infrastructure projects were listed, was the clearest sign yet that there is little appetite in a Theresa May government for another London-based scheme.
(4) Not only do they give employers no reason to turn them into proper jobs, but mini-jobs offer workers little incentive to work more because then they would have to pay tax.
(5) Some commentators have described his ship, now facing more delays after a decade in development, as little more than a Heath Robinson machine.
(6) Marked enhancement of IFN-gamma production by T cells was seen in the presence of as little as 0.3% thymic DC.
(7) The origin of the aorta and pulmonary artery from the right ventricle is a complicated and little studied congenital cardiac malformation.
(8) Today’s figures tell us little about the timing of the first increase in interest rates, which will depend on bigger picture news on domestic growth, pay trends and perceived downside risks in the global economy,” he said.
(9) It is a place that occupies two thirds of our planet but very little is known of vast swaths of it.
(10) The authors conclude that H. pylori alone causes little or no effect on an intact gastric mucosa in the rat, that either intact organisms or bacteria-free filtrates cause similar prolongation and delayed healing of pre-existing ulcers with active chronic inflammation, and that the presence of predisposing factors leading to disruption of gastric mucosal integrity may be required for the H. pylori enhancement of inflammation and tissue damage in the stomach.
(11) Furthermore, little DNA relatedness was found between the type strain and a strain of C. natalensis.
(12) Displacement of a colinear line over the same range without an offset evoked little, if any, response.
(13) Little is so far known of the origin of this syndrome.
(14) Known as the Little House in the Garden, this temporary structure lasted over 50 years.
(15) Little difference exists between the proportion of programs that offer training in first-trimester techniques and the proportion that train in second-trimester techniques.
(16) A study of the time-course of the response during aortic stenosis of 30 min duration showed early release of renin from the innervated kidney at a time (5 min) when little release occurred from the denervated one.
(17) She loved us and we loved her.” “We would have loved to have had a little grandchild from her,” she says sadly.
(18) Likewise, they had little or no effects on the fluorescence anisotropy of TMA-DPH, which is also thought to be located in the interfacial region of the lipid bilayer, either when the probe was located in the outer layer of the plasma membrane or when the probe was located in the inner membrane compartment.
(19) Stimulation with these electrodes were effective for inducing voiding with little residual volume after the recovery of bladder reflexes, 3 weeks after experimental spinal cord injury in the dog.
(20) Technical manipulations to improve resolution were time consuming and added little to the accuracy of the test.
(n.) A little spark; a scintillation.
(n.) Brilliancy; luster; as, the sparkle of a diamond.
(n.) To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.
(n.) To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
(n.) To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
(v. t.) To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
(v. t.) To disperse.
(v. t.) To scatter on or over.
(1) The sparkling vehicle, larger than a school bus, decorated in tropical colours and equipped with three dental chairs, pulled up in front of its very first school: the Foundation School, where Deamonte had been a student.
(2) English wine is to be the toast of the country’s farmers this week, with more than £100m in sales expected this year for sparkling and still varieties combined, the environment secretary will announce on Wednesday.
(3) Finally, Guardian sports reporter turned ace observationalist Josh Widdicombe has the ability to find the sparkle in the mundane that puts him in line to become the next Sean Lock.
(4) The levels of migration of mineral hydrocarbons from polystyrene cups and glasses have been measured into aqueous food simulants as well as lager, beer, cola, sparkling apple juice, lemon barley water, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, lemon tea and chicken soup.
(5) After a glorious few days, Nick Clegg has had a less than sparkling Monday morning, according to Rachel Younger on Adam Boulton's blog on the Sky News website .
(6) Experts suggest that the popularity of prosecco means it risks becoming a generic term for any sparkling wine that is not champagne.
(7) Inside was the world's biggest map, depicting all of New York state, laid out in sparkling terrazzo, across which troupes of acrobats and dancers would perform, and the animals of the kiddies' petting zoo would snuffle.
(8) The sand was brown-red and the speckles of salt sparkled in the sun.
(9) Two-dimensional echocardiography provided additional features: (1) a more accurate diagnosis of pericardial effusion (67%) and (2) a characteristic "granular sparkling" appearance of the ventricular wall (55%).
(10) The truth is that some of these jokes might not have seemed very funny to the Romans either, no matter how the most sparkling ancient comic might have delivered them.
(11) But early audience figures for Big Brother suggests viewers are missing the celebrity sparkle – such as it was – provided by the likes of Kerry Katona and the show's eventual winner, Paddy Doherty .
(12) Instead, it fell steadily to just above the $1,000 mark, before this year’s sparkling recovery.
(13) Pedro was often the architect on a day when he introduced himself to the Chelsea supporters with a sparkling performance that included a goal and an assist on his debut.
(14) Yvonne Robertson, who had travelled from Glasgow with her district lodge, spoke of "an absolutely amazing day" as her red, white and blue glitter headband sparkled in the sunshine.
(15) Mané, in particular, has become erratic, while Tadic has suffered from the fact that opponents have studied him after his sparkling start to the campaign and increased their efforts to shackle him, partially by curtailing the ability of Southampton’s flying full-backs to support him down the flanks.
(16) A little magic from Messi, who sparkles along the byline and stands one up into the centre.
(17) Add as much of the sparkling water as you need to make a smooth, pliable mixture.
(18) And the sunlight, streaming down through the sparkling clear water, has turned the mother-of-pearl tones below into pure silver.
(19) For the first time, it looked like there was a sparkle in his eyes.
(20) Saponara has been at his sparkling best in the role, relishing the creative licence handed to him in a more central area.