fewness


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the quality of being small in number

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If, however, an isolated area be very small, either from being surrounded by barriers, or from having very peculiar physical conditions, the total number of the individuals supported on it will necessarily be very small; and fewness of individuals will greatly retard the production of new species through natural selection, by decreasing the chance of the appearance of favourable variations.
Comparing the town with Sydney, I was chiefly struck with the comparative fewness of the large houses, either built or building.
Then indeed I have felt ashamed of the fewness of my wants; but only for a moment, and only under the withering influence of the eyeglass; for, after all, the owner's spirit is the same spirit as that which dwells in my servants--girls whose one idea of happiness is to live in a town where there are others of their sort with whom to drink beer and dance on Sunday afternoons.
The LMRA intends to shutdown its external services in the post offices of Budaiya and Hamad Town starting November in view of fewness of applications there and to boost the efficacy of other LMRA offices.
Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted in the sampling of these respondents in the following order; firstly, all the 12 Unity schools in the zone were selected due to their fewness.