Handful

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Quantity ContextPlay
Use 'handful' to describe small amounts that aren't exact, like a few items or a small group. SlideShe picked up a handful of marbles from the ground.
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Non-Literal UsePlay
'Handful' suggests a non-precise quantity, often used figuratively rather than literally. SlideI've only got a handful of friends in the city.
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Tangible QuantitiesPlay
Prefer 'handful' when referring to physical things rather than abstract concepts. SlideHe grabbed a handful of jelly beans.