As a general rule, societies that do the most to support mothers and child-bearing have the fewest abortions.
Last year construction began on only 428,600 single-family homes, the fewest in a half-century of records.
Notably, the states with the fewest of these professionals also have the worst breastfeeding outcomes.
It requires the mental discipline to compress thoughts into the fewest possible words.
TAURUS For a sign that boasts the fewest time-keepers, you now operate like a Swiss watch.
He had now no temptation to exaggerate the simple fact, and he hurried it out in the fewest possible words.
And then I told him the purport of the letters in the fewest words possible.
Everywhere landscapes intense, drawn with fewest strokes, impressions, suggestions.
Winchester lay the fewest of miles away, but somewhere there was legerdemain.
Where there are fewest assaults occasioned by conjugal injuries and domestic troubles, the state of morals is the purest.
Old English feawe (plural; contracted to fea) "few, seldom, even a little," from Proto-Germanic *faw-, from PIE root *pau- (1) "few, little" (cf. Latin paucus "few, little," paullus "little," parvus "little, small," pauper "poor;" Greek pauros "few, little," pais (genitive paidos) "child;" Latin puer "child, boy," pullus "young animal;" Oscan puklu "child;" Sanskrit potah "a young animal," putrah "son;" Old English fola "young horse;" Old Norse fylja "young female horse;" Old Church Slavonic puta "bird;" Lithuanian putytis "young animal, young bird"). Always plural in Old English.
Phrase few and far between attested from 1660s. Unusual ironic use in quite a few "many" (1883), earlier a good few (1828). The noun is late 12c., fewe, from the adjective.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. [Winston Churchill, 1940]