quite a few

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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 few

a large number We watched quite a few of the World Cup matches on TV.
See also: few, quite
References in classic literature ?
I SEE quite a number of rings on your tail," said an Alderman to a Raccoon that he met in a zoological garden.
There must be quite a number of persons living who remember him, not unkindly, I trust, and know something of the story that I am about to tell.
He had been in quite a number of miscellaneous fights, and in some general barroom rows that had become known to the police.
As few of the family's members had ever been known to live permanently away from Blackburg, although most of them were educated elsewhere and nearly all had traveled, there was quite a number of them.
My master and myself had quite a number of differences.
It is a very quiet country life which they have now to live, and yet when you come to read the book you will find that quite a number of exciting things happen to them.
General Armstrong had found out that there was quite a number of young coloured men and women who were intensely in earnest in wishing to get an education, but who were prevented from entering Hampton Institute because they were too poor to be able to pay any portion of the cost of their board, or even to supply themselves with books.
Quite a number of people who had been expecting friends from places on the South-Western network were standing about the station.
I got simply the face of my draft, and no extra francs, whereas I had expected to get quite a number of them.
Indeed, there was quite a number of them, symmetrically arranged in two rows, one on either side of us.
He gave her quite a number of thimbles, and then a delightful idea came into his head
Edmund continued reading titles and selecting books until he had drawn out quite a number.
Quite a number of things," Polina forced herself to say.
Thornbury beckoned and nodded until she had collected quite a number of people, Susan and Arthur and Mr.
It was the cumulative effect of having a mother in reduced circumstances and grumbling about it, of being compelled to work and grumbling about that, and of achieving in her work only a semi-success and grumbling about that also, that--backed by her looks--enabled Claire to give quite a number of people, and Bill Dawlish in particular, the impression that she was a modern martyr, only sustained by her indomitable courage.