Little by little
Little Lit"tle, n. 1. That which is little; a small quantity, amount, space, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Much was in little writ. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

There are many expressions, which carrying with them no clear ideas, are like to remove but little of my ignorance. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. A small degree or scale; miniature. `` His picture in little.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A little, to or in a small degree; to a limited extent; somewhat; for a short time. `` Stay a little.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The painter flattered her a little. --Shak.

{By little and little}, or {Little by little}, by slow degrees; piecemeal; gradually. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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