How to use A-few in a sentence
He had a right to a few quirks.
He says it's only a few miles away and we'll be right back.
The doctor will be in to talk to you in a few minutes.
They talked for a few minutes and then Carmen left to take Destiny to their room.
It seemed like only a few seconds before the uncomfortable feeling became nausea.Advertisement
After a few moments Jonathan answered.
He said Destiny's fever had broken and if she continued to improve, they would take the tent off her bed in a few days.
I'll be home in a few minutes.
Loading it quickly, he watched the skunk from the house for a few minutes.
She used a few combs to pull hers into a French bun.Advertisement
She looked so cute that Carmen took a few pictures of her.
Carmen read to her from a book for a few minutes until she fell asleep and then turned the light off.
He took a few sips and finally broached the subject.
It couldn't have been more than a few seconds, but it seemed much longer.
It may take a few minutes, but he'll catch on.Advertisement
They sipped their coffee in silence for a few minutes and then Señor Medena spoke.
I dated her a few times, but she was way out of my league.
A person could change a lot in a few years, especially when they were that young.
She pondered a few minutes and then smiled.
For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff.Advertisement
Only a few minutes ago she had flaunted death.
There she sat for a few moments, gasping for breath.
The man lifted his hands gently from the trunk, and the rear wheels of the car lifted a few inches from the ground.
After studying the car thoughtfully for a few minutes, he confidently assumed authority.
She paused for no more than a few moments, but apparently Giddon hadn't heard.Advertisement
I'll be over there in a few minutes so you can show me what needs to be taken care of while you're gone.
The top was clean except for accessories and a few letters standing upright in a sorter.
There she lay stunned for a few minutes.
She left him only a few months after they were married.
I'll be done in just a few minutes.Advertisement
I asked a few questions and was quickly told to mind my own business.
It was a few minutes before she became aware that Yancey was watching her.
She paused a few second and then disconnected without leaving a message.
Her attention was diverted a few minutes later when Yancey arrived.
Outside, she stood on the porch a few minutes, studying the mountains around them.Advertisement
Apparently his mood had been inspired by the telephone call she made to Connie a few nights ago.
For a few minutes he sipped it in silence.
I'm going to go to the house this evening and get a few things.
No. I only wanted to pick up a few pictures and pay some bills.
Instead, she collected a few small photos and arranged them all in one frame.Advertisement
For a few minutes she thought her windpipe was crushed.
She backed up a few steps.
I came in a few minutes later and she told me.
I just got the message a few minutes ago.
Here, why don't you sit down on this chair while I look you over and ask a few questions.Advertisement
After a few minutes of rest she'd go help them.
Closing her eyes for a few precious moments, she breathed deeply and let her breath out in a long, relaxing sigh.
After a few moments, he glanced up at her.
All right, I'll throw a few things together and stow them in your car before I leave.
Maybe she should accept a few dates now and then.Advertisement
He gnawed on the inside of his mouth, studying her for a few moments.
After a few minutes, he reached over to change it.
He was silent for a few moments and she thought he was listening to the radio.
Adrienne expected a sharp response from Mr. Marsh, but he only regarded his wife thoughtfully for a few moments.
It's only a few doors down.
Well, it's only been a few weeks since we confessed.
It'll make things tough, but it's only a few months.
With planning and diligence, his business would be on its feet in a few years and she would be working in the pediatric ward at the hospital.
Will you two hold it down for a few minutes?
Her heart skipped a few beats and then thundered.
He grabbed a few things from a dresser drawer.
Get a few things together.
Rachel was quiet for a few minutes.
After a few questions, she hung up with an appointment scheduled for the following Saturday.
He stared at her for a few moments.
We found a family massacred a few days ago.
I scouted for the army a few years.
It didn't take long to fill a few plates with pancakes.
I spent enough time out here a few years ago.
He watched her for a few minutes while she crawled under the wagon and pulled her blanket around her shoulders, and then he walked away.
Fritz kept watching her and Royce even snickered a few times.
She watched them talk for a few minutes.
After a few hours of limited rest, they were back in the saddle again.
Even if it hadn't been dark, visibility would have been less than a few feet.
His voice reached out to her from only a few feet away.
He listened intently for a few minutes.
Take a few swallows of water and rest your legs for a minute.
Somehow she managed to take a few steps, and then a few more - fury driving her on.
When the last horse had been gone for a few minutes, he stood.
Now, with only a few hours sleep, he was walking while she rode.
Within a few minutes Fritz and Davis also joined them.
The two men talked for a few minutes and then one rider turned his bay horse toward the wagons.
There is nothing so terrible that a few words from the Padre can't mend.
Darcie leaned back in the seat and watched Cassie reflectively for a few minutes.
A few months ago she wouldn't have realized that forgiving her father was important to her marriage – but then, a few months ago she didn't know Chauncey.
The line was silent for a few moments and then Mary let loose with a heavy sigh.
The house was furnished, so she didn't have much to move – just a few pieces of her parent's furniture and some summer clothes.
I have my things ready... but I have a few questions first.
Last night she had noticed a few clothes in a hamper in the laundry room.
He watched her intently for a few moments longer and then turned his attention to his food.
She called to him as he hunkered down beside a rose bush with a few brown leaves clinging to it.
He jabbed at the fire a few times.
Cynthia leaned over as they drew near one and tried to pet it, but the cow moved away a few steps and began grazing again.
I started with a few select cows and a good bull.
Why don't you rest here a few minutes and I'll do the serving for once.
So far, deer and rabbits are easier for a few wolves to pull down than a healthy cow, but if the pack gets too big they may go after cattle.
If you use the right colors, and brighten the walls with a few large pictures, or some mirrors, it wouldn't be so dark.
If you'd like, I'll bring a few home sometime.
He took a few steps and then paused, glancing back at her.
Cade escorted her to town and purchased everything on the list - plus a few more items.
I'll be back in a few minutes.
Mary contemplated her soberly for a few moments and then spoke gently.
I hired her as a housekeeper a few months ago.
Giving him a few minutes to traverse the drive, she got up and went into the kitchen.
I'll come down in a few minutes.
Maybe he would like a few evenings to himself and she was always underfoot.
Over the next couple of weeks, Cynthia made a few visits to town, once taking in a movie before she returned.
He returned to the kitchen after a few minutes in dry clothes, his hair freshly combed.
He shrugged nonchalantly, but his gaze rested on her thoughtfully for a few moments before he finished his meal.
In a few more weeks she could make a routine visit to the doctor.
He glanced at her sharply and regarded her thoughtfully for a few moments.
No, but there's nothing odd about a Tom cat wandering off for a few days.
People should get married because they want to spend the rest of their lives together, not because they've already shared a few nights.
If it's that important to you, I guess we could try a few guests.
Mary was silent again for a few moments and when she spoke it was in a controlled voice.
They rode in silence for a few minutes and finally he looked up.
I was hoping I was simply a few weeks late, but it's been over three now and then this started.
They were both silent for a few moments, remembering that emotion packed morning - and another one.
If you wanted to marry me, why did you tell me you only wanted to spend a few nights with me?
You said marriage was for people who wanted to spend a lifetime together, not a few nights.
If you'll think back, my message was that spending a few nights together wasn't a good reason to get married.
Barely visible a half mile or more across the water were a few other camps.
Howie lived with them for a few months but they eased him into an apartment nearby.
What vocational opportunities are available for an almost-priest who's been out of this world for a few years?
I took it all in for a few moments and it petrified me!
We never travelled much except to come up here to New Hampshire a few times.
I came down here and napped on the sofa for a few hours.
It was like walking in water and I almost lost my balance but after a few steps, I could control my motion pretty well.
He was staying in less splendid quarters a few blocks away.
He tried to speak but it took a few moments before the words were understandable.
It seemed to me we were all on edge, especially Howie who, aside from a smile and a few words, stayed out of our limited conversations.
Howie was to remain in Massachusetts, at least for a few more days, working with Quinn and Martha.
Remember, he only has a few minutes in his dream.
It took him only a few minutes in between each pronouncement to locate us.
The street he was on looked as it had on the television he said, but the houses were absent numbers so it took him a few moments to locate the correct place.
As soon as the mother entered the house, he pocketed the phone, scaled the fence at a low corner, crossed to the surprised boy in a few steps, and placed a rag over his face.
It came from Boston, a few hundred miles away; sort of like the tip you just made.
You're a private citizen in a few days.
We splurged for a motel room in Peabody, a few miles from the LeBlanc's home.
I asked after a few deep breaths.
I've spoken with Cooms, a few times.
One person has the so called ability, with support from a few others.
I've staffed it with an ex San Francisco detective and a few other retired experts.
Maybe. But Youngblood was missing quite a few days.
Perhaps I should shed a few pounds.
We yacked the usual inanities for a few minutes until Howie excused himself to use the bathroom.
There are a few older cases that bear similarities to these kidnapping- murders.
Only a few flying saucer advocates spoke from the fringes with a positive slant.
The tip covers only a few minutes, like she has to leave quickly, even though there must be more to be learned if she stayed.
Brenda was given a few days off and the dust settled.
Ask a few questions; I'll see if there are any I can answer.
Maybe not on your own for a few years but you'd be welcomed to help with her while I do my house work.
I considered telling her the tipster was ill and out of service for a few days but common sense dictated that doing so might encourage someone to commit a crime in the tipster's absence.
I'm not that person but I'm close enough to know a few things about her.
I couldn't block out of my mind, my wife's statement a few days ago; think of all the children who he could be saving.
In a few moments I heard a gruff male voice ask, "Is this the swami?"
He then left for Boston and a flight that would arrive a few hours after Julie's.
You were singing a different song a few hours ago?
It won't be long now; just a few more details to check.
I figured these abductions mirror some old case, and then there's a time break of a few years, like he was away.
While Martha was on the phone trying to get our air conditioning system checked, I had a few moments alone with my wife.
Can you spare a few days get together?
Brennan took a few moments to reply.
I cleaned up a few paper details and left the office for home, driving around town the long way, just to clear my head.
School, which will begin tomorrow, is only a few days from summer recess.
Whenever we needed a few moments alone, a dog walk was suggested and eagerly accepted.
No; just trying to understand a few things.
Later. Now, just help me out and answer a few questions.
And busted a few ribs.
I passed out for a few minutes, I guess, and then I thought I was alone so I started crawling toward the door.
Now, I got a few more questions.
Well, your pal leaves for a few days and turns off the power.
I should be leaving for the police station in a few minutes.
It might make me a few minutes late meeting with Jackson but all the more time for Brennan to speak with him first.
The two spoke for only a few minutes, in the privacy of the kitchen.
Finally, she was able to inject a few words.
He even offered to mind Bumpus for a few days after I requested a recommendation for a kennel.
This one guy, I was his cell mate for a few months about the middle of my stretch; he was plain different.
He pretended he needed time to make a few more phone calls but I could see he was disappointed by the delay.
Pual followed a few steps behind.
I just have a few questions...
The trio was out of camera range a few steps later.
Only Quinn's notes, a few articles of discarded clothing and the recorder remained.
Fingers and thumbs were struck constantly and after a few hours I was the first to fall.
In a few months, she will be joined by a sibling.
Sitting, she gave up on the jammed seatbelt after a few useless tugs.
In all their years together, they'd never been out of communication more than a few days.
He'd messed around with Jenn only a few hours earlier and already felt the need to unwind again.
The world can wait for you to sleep for a few hours.
He leaned against the wall a few feet from her, arms crossed and cold blue eyes on her.
In a few days, even the scars would heal.
I've been studying culinary arts for a few years and recently decided to branch out on my own.
His gaze lingered before he strode towards his bedroom, determined to get a few hours of sleep.
But there will be a few thousand bad guys within a stone's throw of us …" "Pull in everything we can from the east coast sectors," Dusty said.
Have Jenn twist a few arms for details and to validate the intercepts.
We need to dust off a few ops plans for this weekend.
In a few days, he'd be dead, and food wouldn't matter.
I spoke to a few people.
He returned after a few minutes and sat across from her.
Jenn returned after a few minutes, her gaze softening.
After a few solid hours of sleep, his sense of center was back, his mind clear.
He messed with it for a few minutes then reassembled it and placed it on the table.
Dusty didn't know if a few months of Darian having his own mind back were enough to erase thousands of years under the control of another.
You need to learn a few more things on your own.
She was supposed to meet him in a few hours.
Jonny turned and walked away, disappearing after a few steps.
See you in a few.
Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of our father's death, and we made a pact a few months ago to go there every year at the same time.
I leave for a few days and you blow up Florida.
She's discovered quite a few annoying little powers of her own while you were gone.
Jule's opponent was standing in her headlights, staring at her, while Jule's body rolled to a stop a few feet away.
Jule had moved and collapsed in a heap a few feet away.
He accepted the bowl of soup and sipped in silence for a few minutes.
That type of heartache is rough, but I came to peace with it and was pretty happy with my expulsion, until a few days ago.
He'd gone away for a few months and returned to an entirely new world.
The two spoke for a few moments before Xander bowed his head and walked away.
I'd known him for a few years, even if it was only in passing.
This was only a few days ago, when we all lost our magic.
My kind always thought there was a way to reopen that gateway, and a few days ago, the gateway ruptured.
Being surrounded by vamps all day and night made her crazy with the need to kill a few.
She punched slowly a few times until she was certain she'd corrected her punch.
Somewhere a few blocks away, an ambulance wailed.
His phone rang, and he answered, expecting the woman to return his call with a few dozen apologies.
Han, I'm going away for a few to the Northern Virginia Sector.
He returned a few minutes later and rustled her blanket, setting a cup beside her.
I'm out of ideas for dealing with my traitor issue, unless Dusty can send a few spies my way.
They'd had a falling out a few hundred years before and hadn't spoken since.
You'd think after oh, a few thousand years, you'd remember, Jule.
I passed that mark a few hundred thousand years ago.
Impressive. Haven't seen one in a few thousand years.
To her relief, she still had a few hours to sneak out and make it to the airport.
Jilian and a few other vamps were down the hall and turned as the stone wall caved.
What had started as a stream of blood had slowed to a few remaining drops.
There appeared to be no such thing as a do-it-yourself manual for seeing the future, but the books had a few good—if bizarre—anecdotal stories that gave her ideas.
As he spoke, memories streamed through his mind, memories of the universe before the Schism and afterwards, when he and a few others were cast alone onto earth.
Dustin assessed her in silence for a few seconds, and she had the feeling his sharp gaze missed nothing.
We had three in the last class, more than we've seen in a few hundred years.
They entered a large neighborhood and drove the same few blocks a few times before stopping in front of a large adobe hacienda walled off from its neighbors.
Linda texted back and forth with her husband for a few minutes.
Damian gritted his teeth, remembering how tempted he'd been by the same ruse a few nights before.
I have a few places picked out already.
He'd approved all their purchases and talked them out of a few bad ones during the morning.
In a few minutes, they were strolling through the mall once more.
Han had laid out a few maps on the table near his desk.
Two freed her a few hours later and let her walk around the room.
Alarms sounded a few moments before the doors exploded off their hinges.
Pierre mumbled a few curses.
She went to him, ducking out of the paths of a few Guardians.
The sound of bodies hitting the stone floor behind her preceded Darkyn grabbing her by a few seconds.
If she could only think straight for a few seconds!
She had to make it only a few more days.
The last time I did it, I robbed him of a few prisoners he didn't want to lose.
I, uh, made a deal with Darkyn a few days ago for him to remove my brain tumor.
He stood a few meters away, hands clasped behind his back.
As if sensing she'd noticed, he straightened and moved away, breaking contact to stand a few feet away.
She'd packed her favorite clothes to take with her to Wynn's a few days before she ended up in Hell.
She wished she'd realized that a few days earlier, before it was too late to matter.
Deidre made it to the library a few minutes later.
There are a few creatures I've collected over the years that interest me.
He grabbed Selyn and hauled her a few feet away.
The sixty days came and went but Janet never returned, leaving jail, a few more bad checks, and Colorado for parts unknown.
Sprinkled in the assortment of oldies were a few exceptions—two couples both named Dawkins, and Pumpkin Green, a young man taking a break from his cross country hike to California in support of the homeless, or so he claimed.
There were a few turns—three at least.
But the brief exercise failed to dispel the glumness for more than a few moments.
She was silent for a few moments and he thought the conversation was over.
The sheriff's office was located only a few blocks east of Bird Song, behind the County Court House, where Fred O'Connor would report for jury duty the following Tuesday.
Whatever the old man said, it elevated Cynthia's mood a few notches on the normalcy meter.
He quickly agreed and the two strolled, for the first time since Christmas, to St. Daniel's Catholic Church, a few blocks away.
There was only a few of them, see.
Ridgway, a few more miles away from the backdrop of mountains, provided a spectacular view.
The mine sits on a few hundred acres old man Dawkins owned.
The land went to his wife but then she died a few years later.
Cynthia, trailing a few steps behind, bumped into him as they stopped and stared at the gaping opening.
Grabbing a camera, he hopped out into the fury of the storm, "for a few quick lightning shots."
After receiving their thanks, he took off at a jog, anxious, he said, to catch a few more post-storm shots as the sun emerged.
Another woman, a very tall blond, stood a few paces back, a smile on her face, watching the old man.
While Cynthia took her shower, Dean made a few phone calls, asking for Ms. Dawkins, but after a dozen tries, he came up empty.
Dean reached in his pocket as he was undressing for bed a few hours later.
We've got a few thousand kids in real danger of immediate, physical harm.
With the DNA you could tell whose finger it was, if you happened to have the rest of the guy's body or a few squirts of his liquids.
If they were unsecured for a few days anyone could have pinched them.
It would get you a few votes for sheriff, I bet.
Driving was out of the question as the mid-morning parade, scheduled to begin in a few minutes, was forming on Main Street, which was now closed to traffic.
One of the fire trucks, a few positions ahead of Dean, periodically let go with a squirt to the screech and scream of the victims.
They crossed Canyon Creek and the site of an avalanche a few years earlier, now evidenced by the rubble of broken, twisted trees and displaced earth.
They waited, and after a few seconds there was the distinct sound of movement above them.
They'd traveled several hundred yards when Dean saw it, nearly covered by brush and invisible from all but a few feet away.
The slope dropped at a precarious angle, impossible to maneuver unsecured, only a few degrees from the perpendicular.
She hugged him again but after a few moments he pulled back.
After a few words of greeting, each candidate was directed to stand on either side of the raised platform.
Speeding on our highways— Mr. Dean knows about that first-hand—my competent deputy arrested him for doing just that a few days ago.
She limped a few steps forward.
Time was when this area's families spent their lives here, from birth to death with the soil providing their sustenance and the earth the riches, at least for a few.
Back on the pavement, Dean pedaled past Tom, a well-known wild turkey who'd in past months adopted a location on the highway from which he never seemed to stray more than a few hundred yards.
He pulled at Fitzgerald's arm and tugged him a few feet away.
The Dexter Creek Road departed from the highway a few miles north of town and climbed sharply up the eastern escarpment of the valley.
The gravel road led past a small subdivision, then a few individual houses and small but beautiful Lake Lenoir, before climbing into the open and leading to a beautiful panorama of the Uncompahgre Valley and the snow-capped mountains to the west.
By the time Dean strolled by a few moments later, red-faced Fitzgerald was getting an ear full from a half dozen tourists and an elderly local, known for his unwavering opinions and surly disposition.
I gave them a few dollars for the land they've been fighting over.
She flipped a few strands of her blond hair back in place.
You could probably fix a date within a few years at least.
I just took a few gut punches, that's all.
Bird Song switched a few guest, baked a few goodies, cleaned a few toilets and made a few beds, all with a been-there, done-that regularity.
Dean's feelings were mixed about Pumpkin's visit but on the plus side, there were a few more bucks in Bird Song's bank account.
Fitzgerald still had not reported to Denver but it was now thought he'd taken a few days of leave to sort things out.
Finally things calmed down enough to give Dean and his wife a few minutes of free time.
They were quiet for a few moments.
There was a lot about some guy from here who turned up missing fishing over on the Gunnison River, but they just stopped mentioning it after a few weeks.
Dean took a deep breath and crept a few tentative steps into the darkness.
Aunt Helen died a few years later.
While he grumbled for a few days, he was far too busy as Dean's election chairman.
She was saying a few pushy things I took exception to, and then she grabbed my arm for emphasis.
Seeing the bet, he decided he wanted to stick around long enough to observe a few more events in the women's futures.
Wynn entered and stopped a few steps into the room, not expecting what was before him.
There were a few people in the store.
She hadn't heard the demon drop from the top of the building to land a few feet behind her.
In the course of a few months, the old understanding between Immortals and demons – that humans were off-limits – crashed to the ground.
Amused, he dropped the sweater into the bag, grabbed a few more and a pair jeans.
I was going to die in a few days.
He did a few days ago.
It'll take a few seconds only.
She stopped and gazed around, spotting a small dirt trail a few feet away.
Maybe Darkyn is still pissed at me for breaking into Hell to rescue our friends a few months ago.
She watched it for a few seconds, entranced by the movement.
Gabriel could move forward, try to win over the woman who seemed much more interested in him than she had a few days ago, before her deal with the Dark One.
She was a few feet into the lake, coughing and sputtering.
The events he spoke of occurred just a few months before, when Darkyn was attacking the Immortals and before Rhyn took over the Council That Was Seven.
Until you took my soul a few months ago, I was there because I loved you and for no other reason.
The human lived here for a few years with a boyfriend that one of Darkyn's demons killed.
He took her arm with one of the hands that had explored every part of her body – or the body he thought was hers - not even a few hours before.
His eyes went back to the girl who had been human just a few days ago.
He was nothing like the deities who didn't mind sacrificing a few humans to get what they wanted.
He released her, and she gave another curtsy then took a few steps back.
Josh's sister had made a few comments to indicate that she thought Josh might have ended his life purposely because he still loved Carmen.
If you're not going to be around more than a few hours, it couldn't be that important to you.
Destiny had finally reached the point that she would tolerate being held by Lori, but after a few minutes she was ready to get down or go to Alex, Carmen or Jonathan.
Carmen lay still for a few minutes, soaking up the body heat from Alex.
I'll get Bill and a few guys.
For a few moments they stood that way.
They stood that way, inches apart, for a few moments.
She had removed the sides of the shelter a few weeks ago for the summer so they would have fresh air and a breeze as well.
Carmen had removed the nest box only a few days ago.
Most mares foal at night, but I think it may happen within a few hours.
Alex grabbed Carmen's waist and pulled her back a few steps.
That might happen a few times.
Carmen studied the foal for a few minutes.
I saw him a few times.
Not more than a few minutes could have elapsed, and yet there he lay – possibly dying.
I know it's a bad time, but could I get you to answer a few questions?
We'll be taking him to ICU in a few minutes and it will be awhile before we know anything.