(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 quantity; a goodly number.
(1) In hindsight it seemed inevitable that Wheen would gravitate to the Eye.
(2) But even Wheen didn't believe his long-cherished 70s project would ever capture the zeitgeist.
(3) Wheen says he immediately realised not all publications were like the late 70s Statesman.
(4) The Eye, as it likes to be known, still holds its legendary lunches at Soho's Coach and Horses pub, where fish pie or fish and chips is eaten, wine drunk and gossip shared with editor Ian Hislop , his deputy Francis Wheen, Hislop's predecessor Richard Ingrams and other Eye hacks.
(5) On another occasion the late Robert Maxwell went on a television chat show to announce that, "My lawyers have told me that I would win £1m in damages from Mr Wheen for what he has said about me - but I don't need £1m."
(6) Although Hislop was a keen student performer, and took a revue show to Edinburgh with Imogen Stubbs , he is not, says Wheen, "a great one for showbusiness".
(7) At the Statesman, Wheen didn't just proof the crossword.
(8) After prep school, Wheen was sent to Harrow which was "academically terrible.
(9) Sometime in the early 1980s, Francis Wheen first heard about a peculiar dinner that had taken place at the Rio Tinto-Zinc company flat in May 1975.
(10) " Wheen does not record any speeches by Hislop's enemies, though there are enough of them to fill several coaches.
(11) "He [Hislop] kept a story out of Private Eye recently," Wheen adds, "because he thought the person it was about was a bit mentally fragile, and he didn't want to be responsible for him doing any harm to himself.
(12) Although it is a grim time for print media, Private Eye has actually increased its circulation, and Wheen says that is partly due to what it does and how it is run.
(13) He is good friends with John Sessions and Harry Enfield from their time working together on Spitting Image but, Wheen says, "he does like to keep parts of his life separate from others.
(14) Wheen's partner since the mid 90s, and the mother of his two teenage sons, is the writer Julia Jones.
(15) Almost since arriving in Fleet Street Wheen had contributed to Private Eye, and when he took a break from full-time journalism in the mid 80s to write his book about Tom Driberg, the newly appointed editor, Ian Hislop, "conned him into coming in a few days a week.
(16) · This is an extract from the introduction to Francis Wheen's book, Hoo-Hahs and Passing Frenzies: Collected Journalism 1991 -2001
(17) "Every 10 years he gets a bit drunk in the evening and wakes up with his contact lenses in," says Francis Wheen , one of the first people Hislop signed up when he became editor and now his de facto deputy.
(18) Allied to Wheen's belief that "amnesia is the handmaiden of hypocrisy" and you have what has been described as "a one-man Reuters".
(19) Christopher Hitchens was there, and Wheen shared an office with Duncan Campbell, who at the time was on trial at the Old Bailey under the Official Secrets Act.
(20) "He's always been terrifically nice to me," Wheen agrees.