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A considerable number.‘virtually every soul star, and not a few blues singers, learned to sing in church’
- ‘I don't understand why not a few on the right feel the need to defend the sorts of people who make off with millions after failing miserably in their job.’
- ‘How you feel about this will color your judgment of the work but won't decrease your enjoyment of the good parts, of which there are not a few.’
- ‘One could make the case that over the course of history Europe has produced most of the great scientific insights and not a few of the major inventions.’
- ‘And not a few of Le Va's recent drawings are downright epic in scale and symbolic reach.’
- ‘I must now take responsibility for enraging my party leader, alienating the people of a great city, and incurring the anger of not a few of The Spectator's readers.’
- ‘Rodger's book is a veritable feast of facts (and not a few prejudices), culled from a vast range of sources and laced with some salty anecdotes.’
- ‘But his critics, and they were not a few, said privately that the benevolent Burke image would not last.’
- ‘John knew every haulage owner and driver as well as registration numbers and make of lorries in Connacht and not a few from outside as well.’
- ‘If rakhi day brings happiness to many men in town, it also brings disappointment to not a few, especially on the city's campuses.’
- ‘This sentiment is shared by not a few, many of whom are committed to the belief that country comes first.’
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