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- The state, quality, or condition of being few.
- 2000, David Pierce, Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century: A Reader, page 625:
- There are, says the Irish triad, 'three fewnesses that are better than plenty: a fewness of fine words; a fewness of cows on grass; a fewness of good friends around good ale'. As an Ulsterman I would agree.