Alex spoke from behind her, his tone less than friendly.
Less than an hour after the phone call, Destiny woke up in a fit of coughing.
Less than a week later she passed another milestone.
He said he felt bad about it, but conceded that Tessa had been less than honest with him on more than one occasion.
All Len wants out of me is information about Allen, and Howard couldn't care less where I am.
Maybe it would hurt Sarah's feelings less if she simply told the truth.
After all she had been through, journalism looked less attractive.
What are the odds that she'd ever meet him, much less marry him?
It might make him feel less threatened.
His tone was less than convinced.
But you have less than a month to go.
She returned his hug with less enthusiasm.
That was why Pete chose the route - less risk of being robbed.
Go find a less annoying way to earn some money.
Cassie had to smile when Bordeaux positioned himself in a spot less than ten feet from her and pretended to settle down for the night.
Even if it hadn't been dark, visibility would have been less than a few feet.
Even so, I don't know anyone who admits to understanding him - much less calling him a friend.
Actually, the bra and panties were far less revealing than a bikini.
I couldn't care less what Claudette thinks, but let me take the question out of your mind.
If I had paid more attention to her and spent a little less time out on the range, she might be alive today.
He was staying in less splendid quarters a few blocks away.
He seldom offered an opinion, much less began a conversation.
In less than a month in early spring our lives were totally changed and we loved it.
Now the world has one less fool!
"Oh, one can leave the Valley easily enough," answered the man's voice; "but to do so you must enter a far less pleasant country.
The Gargoyles were very small of stature, being less than three feet in height.
All of them expected nothing less than instant death; but to their surprise the wooden creatures flew into the air with them and bore them far away, over miles and miles of wooden country, until they came to a wooden city.
Within less than two minutes, Billy saw Mary Green whispering, and she had to take his place.
Soon the carriage turned into another street--a street less carefully guarded.
In 2009, pi was calculated to more than two trillion digits—in less than thirty hours.
(Again, within reason: I may view my less-than-200 IQ as a mental defect to be fixed but, again, that simply may not be possible).
A competing company decides to make an up-front investment and build a new factory in a distant land, high in the mountains where residents who choose to live there have less economic opportunity.
And advances in drip irrigation, which itself isn't exactly new but is becoming far more widespread and ever more efficient, allows crops to be grown with massively less water.
Before October, 1893, I had studied various subjects by myself in a more or less desultory manner.
Though there is less than half an inch between the points--a space which represents sixty minutes--Miss Keller tells the time almost exactly.
Now that she has grown up, nobody thinks of being less frank with her than with any other intelligent young woman.
Of the real world she knows more of the good and less of the evil than most people seem to know.
My accounts, which I can swear to have kept faithfully, I have, indeed, never got audited, still less accepted, still less paid and settled.
While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways to the good of their fellows, I trust that one at least may be spared to other and less humane pursuits.
I have no doubt that time discriminates between the good and the bad; and when at last I shall plant, I shall be less likely to be disappointed.
To my imagination it retained throughout the day more or less of this auroral character, reminding me of a certain house on a mountain which I had visited a year before.
As he said this Prince Andrew was less than ever like that Bolkonski who had lolled in Anna Pavlovna's easy chairs and with half-closed eyes had uttered French phrases between his teeth.
His satire has been less bitter of late, and there was a monk he received and had a long talk with.
At last the baggage wagons had all crossed, the crush was less, and the last battalion came onto the bridge.
Prince Andrew felt that either the actions of Kutuzov's army interested the Minister of War less than any of the other matters he was concerned with, or he wanted to give the Russian special messenger that impression.