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Lit·tle

(lit'ĕl),
William J., English surgeon, 1810-1894. See: Little disease.
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Little by little the dark color faded out of his face.
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!"
Little by little, one can bring the needed shift to their diet and eating habits and bring well-being to their lives.
'When this happens, it causes the water to flow backward and erodes the soil under the bridge little by little until the bridge collapses.
If they can solve, little by little, the problem of the illegal and underground bishops, then it may help create a model of negotiations."
"Little by Little: People I've Known and Been" is the story of his life and the people he's met with, worked with, laughed with, and occasionally commiserated with.
I was amazed to see that on Little by Little, Gene Pitney played piano and Phil Spector the maracas!
"He will continue to play in some of the reserve matches but not all of them, as I would like to introduce him (back to the first team) little by little."