Definition of to name (but) a few in English:

to name (but) a few

phrase

  • Giving only these as examples, even though more could be cited.

    ‘the ingredients used are drawn from nature—avocado, lemongrass, and camomile to name a few’
    • ‘The floorboards of the Linenhall hall gently rocked as the both the audience and musicians tapped the various rhythms of jigs, reels, polkas, to name but a few!’
    • ‘I met a girl named Lisa, another named Jane, and yet another named Maryanne, just to name a few.’
    • ‘You can finally appreciate many famous sights in their natural glory: Red Square, St Basil's Cathedral and Bolshoi Theatre to name but a few.’
    • ‘These include the attractive, symmetrical sandstone facade, well proportion rooms, working shutters and astragal windows, to name but a few.’
    • ‘Guests include a podiatrist, a sports masseur, a foot scanner technician for determining the ideal running shoe, personal trainers, dieticians to name but a few.’
    • ‘The show is packed with well-known numbers - Deadwood Stage, Secret Love, Windy City, The Black Hills of Dakota to name but a few.’
    • ‘The dinner menu is more elaborate, offering lobster, bigger than average prawns and monkfish to name but a few, and while filling you up, it won't leave a gaping hole in the wallet.’
    • ‘Some of the past categories have included heritage, youth, environment, culture, sport, community and charity to name but a few.’
    • ‘After being pursued by England, Newcastle and Middlesbrough, to name but a few, he has surprisingly settled for the managerial graveyard that is Aston Villa.’
    • ‘True, there may be a great many cuter animals - koalas, chinchillas, moomins and ewoks to name but a few, but guinea pigs reap extra appeal due to their peculiar nature.’