a mite


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a mite

To a small degree; somewhat: That remark was a mite unfair.
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Indeed, my dear, I will,' replied Rosa, in a tone of affectionate childishness that went straight and true to her heart; 'I will be as good a friend as such a mite of a thing can be to such a noble creature as you.
You don't look a mite like a Ladies' Aider--not but that you're just as good, of course--maybe better," she added in hurried politeness.
That pie of yours always sets a mite heavy, Matt," she said, not ill-naturedly.
Strange, ain't it, how folks seem to resent anyone being born a mite cleverer than they be.
In a poor room with a sloping ceiling and containing very little furniture was a mite of a boy, some five or six years old, nursing and hushing a heavy child of eighteen months.
If I got caught, I reckon I wouldn't get a mite less than ten years.