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noun as in small amount

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At first, just a smattering of travelers tested positive, triggering work-from-home orders and panicked searches for masks.

In other words, each of us has a smattering of brain cells dedicated to modeling another mind inside our own heads.

There’s already a smattering of participants that includes schools, hotels and the military.

The TikToks performed fairly well, usually generating around 10,000 or so views and a smattering of comments.

Windows offer a bit more space, as well, along with a smattering of new symbols scattered throughout first-party apps like Mail and Calendar.

The long crypt tunnels into a hillside, only visible by a smattering of skylights peeking up between graves.

There was a smattering of clean-cut sensation seekers and a few actual Hindus as well.

“I will be here in August 2014,” he thundered to a smattering of laughs and applause.

For the non-greenhorn, though, there is fun to be had in the smattering of fearless, at times audacious, assertions.

“There were a smattering of reactions,” Hoyt told The Daily Beast.

All that was necessary was a slight knowledge of a Cabinet Minister, and a smattering of schooling.

No man who ever was in a quarry or gravel pit will say so, much less one who has the least smattering of chemistry or geology.

A Canadian who had picked up a smattering of German acted as interpreter.

For he had some sort of smattering of English literature which a Public School boy has no business to possess.

I had some smattering of geometry and fortification; my uncle was an engineer; I was in a manner a soldier by inheritance.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to smattering, such as: modicum, smidgen, basics, bit, elements, and little.

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