How to use Do-little in a sentence

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  • Dean could do little more than put his arm around her.

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  • On his first entry into Milan (15th of May 1796) he received a rapturous welcome as the liberator of Italy from the Austrian yoke; but the instructions of the Directory allowed him at the outset to do little more than effect the organization of consultative committees and national guards in the chief towns of Lombardy.

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  • The government also sought to make criminals of some use to the state, by placing them in a situation where they could do little harm to society, and might help to uphold the dominion of their nation.

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  • But erroneous theories, when they are supported by facts, do little harm, since every one takes a healthy pleasure in proving their falsity " (Darwin).

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  • The elaborate collections made by Daremberg of medical notices in the poets and historians illustrate the relations of the profession to society, but do little to prepare us for the Hippocratic period.

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  • The Romans, though led by Belisarius, could do little against him.

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  • Medina and subsequently Mecca were eventually taken by the Egyptians, but in spite of continual reinforcements they could do little more than hold their own in Hejaz.

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  • The king could do little against them; even Autophradates, satrap of Lydia, who had remained faithful, was forced for some time to unite himself with the rebels.

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  • Tornadoes are not unknown, and local hail storms are frequent in the summer, but do little damage.

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  • The project was far-reaching, but France could do little to make it effective.

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  • There has been a tendency, indeed, to make the manufacturer the stockkeeper, and some merchants do little more than pass on the goods a stage after taking toll.

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  • When Mitanni fell Babylon no doubt adhered to its older claims on Mesopotamia; but the Kassite kings could do little to contest the advance of Assyria, although several rectifications of the boundary between their spheres are reported.

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  • Aeolotachic contraction further leads to the " pipes " or contraction cavities already described in § 121, and the procedure must be carefully planned first so as to reduce these to a minimum, and second so as to induce them to form either in those parts of the casting which are going to be cut off and re-melted, or where they will do little harm.

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  • Frederick, however, who was in Italy, harassed and afflicted, could do little to assert the imperial authority, and his enemy, Pope Innocent IV., bestowed the two duchies upon Hermann VI., margrave of Baden, whose wife, Gertrude, was a niece of the last of the Babenbergs.

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  • Some 4,500 boats employing some 75,000 men are employed in the pearling industry during the season, which lasts for almost three months, and can do little else but fish for the rest of the year.

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  • The new governor, Ramon Blanco, was like Despujols and many of his predecessors, humane at heart, but he could do little more than hold in check the tyrannical schemes of The the clergy.

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  • Shortly after his accession (March 4, 1844) he laid several projects of reform before the Riksdag; but the estates would do little more than abolish the obsolete marriage and inheritance laws and a few commercial monopolies.

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  • But Great Britain, when the Netherlands were lost, could do little for her allies.

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  • The influence of the railways has been very great, and a constant drag on just taxation and other legislative reforms. In 1885, 1887 and 1897 the legislature created a Board of Transportation consisting of existing state executive officers or their secretaries, but this could do little except gather statistics, investigate alleged abuses, and advise the legislature, upon which the regulation of rates remained mandatory by the constitution.

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  • His late birth in the immortal world landed him Antarctica, where he could do little harm with his wild powers.

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  • An identity card would do little to solve the biggest problem for police - linking individuals to crimes.

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  • Changing the electoral system would do little to address these more fundamental catalysts of public disengagement.

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  • Superlatives do little justice in describing the soaring granite spires of the Fitzroy group or the peaks of the Torres del Paine.

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  • Simply raising the level of aggregate demand in the economy will do little to alleviate the problem of structural unemployment.

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  • During the second portion of July and the first of August a slightly higher rainfall is beneficial, and even heavy rains do little harm, provided the subsequent months are dry and warm.

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  • If the first few ingredients don't even include meat (not meat by-products), odds are you're feeding your animal a lot of filler ingredients that do little for your pet nutritionally.

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  • There are vaccines available for some of the viral causes, but these vaccines do little to prevent the infections.

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  • While humans can do little to eradicate natural causes, it is possible to reduce or eliminate man-made causes.

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  • Taking yohimbe to address a psychologically-induced case will do little for an individual whose condition is caused by weak circulation and a general lack of vitality.

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  • Buying a Princess Jasmine costume will do little for your child when she hopes to resemble Cinderella.

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  • The National Gardening Association's mulch calculator makes you do little bit of math.

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  • Until you learn how to read guitar tablature properly, your Blue Oyster Cult tabs will do little to improve your playing.

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  • If you're looking for a song, you need to do little more than search the archives.

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  • Many colored contact lenses poorly mask the original eye color, or do little to draw attention to the eyes.

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  • Of course those who put more time in reap more rewards, but for the most part, level differences do little because it's your skill in gameplay and strategy that counts most when fighting in massive battles.

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  • Specific tests are useful to determine the type of flu in the community, but they do little for individual treatment.

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  • Similarly, a tankini is easy to wear and covers a multitude of sins, but if you're very slim, this style will do little to flatter your figure, and an under-wired, bra-style bikini top may be a better bet.

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  • Forty percent of bee pollen consists of protein, and the human body has to do little to break this type of protein down, making bee pollen very easy to digest and good for the metabolism.

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  • Some agencies do little more than a basic screening and then let clients choose their dates in a system similar to online dating.

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  • They'll wax eloquent about lofty "ideas" concerning images they think your business card should project based on "artsy" designs that will cost you but do little to fulfill your business card's marketing purpose.

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  • Diuretics force the excess water out of your body, but they do little to work against long-term goals of keeping weight off.

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  • A fruit may be brimming with healthful components but they do little good if the body is unable to absorb them.

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  • Since this position bears no resemblance to a skiing movement, it would do little to enhance performance.

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  • Bath soaps, even strong scrubs, may do little other than spread the sap around and enlarge the infected area.

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