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William J., English surgeon, 1810-1894. See: Little disease.
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He surrounded him with the tenderest and most intelligent care, until, at length, the sick man revived, little by little, in his arms, and recovered his consciousness if not his strength.
From the sea-coast, overcoming obstacles, little by little, braving all privations, pushing onward, afoot, and praying, he had advanced to the very centre of those tribes that dwell among the tributary streams of the Upper Nile.
Thus occupied, she said the daring words which were to lead him little by little into betraying his suspicions, if he did indeed suspect the truth.
Wages will keep on rising, little by little, little by little, as steadily as a tree grows, and at the end of three hundred and forty years more there'll be at least ONE country where the mechanic's average wage will be TWO HUNDRED cents a day
Add the eggs little by little, beating well all the time.
Winning back the public has to be done little by little.
This is like slowly peeling a sticking plaster off, little by little, only to superglue it right back into the wound, or taking a splinter out of your finger and sticking it in your eye.
1 : to make or become plain little by little : unfold <From the microscopic point of Boone's pencil there developed a most amazing scene.
Little by little I feel like I'm getting better every day.
The love was not evicted It didn't leave all in one day, But little by little it faded As those I loved drifted away.
ONCE upon a time Barry had so much going for it, no wit is just another town, little by little the character of the town is being strangled.
He had such personality and energy which he brought to the group and sadly those players are disappearing little by little.