quite a few

quite a few

A significant (but non-specific) amount of something. Please take some cake home with you—there's quite a few pieces left.
See also: few, quite

quite a few

 and quite a lot; quite a bit; quite a number
much or many. Do you need one? I have quite a few. I have quite a bit—enough to spare some. How many? Oh, quite a number.
See also: few, quite

quite a ˈfew

(British English also a good ˈfew) a fairly large number: I’ve been there quite a few times.They’ve been here a good few years now.
See also: few, quite
References in classic literature ?
It is generally supposed that the etherealists have quite a few among their number who are permanent materializations.
We had sallied forth from a desolate little junction within quite a few miles of Milchester, had been caught in a shower, had run for shelter to a wayside inn.
I've dealt with quite a few men in my time, Harve, and one sizes
There are still quite a few people in and around the team, my name would be in and around there somewhere and it just depends on where.
The boy who used to sit behind you in fourth-grade math is there, and he's shot up quite a few inches and is looking mighty dishy.
There were quite a few electrical problems, particularly with the metal roof, so ask the seller if any work's been done on the mechanism.