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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A very small amount or portion. Also: A tiny animal related to spiders and ticks.

Usage examples (39)
  • It was a mite difficult to ride the bicycle in the rainstorm.
  • Funds, in which our mite is a mere drop in the ocean, when by sending up
  • In a Cameroon painting, the widow giving the mite is a young woman with a baby in her arms.
  • Indeed, as I typed "nice to 'mite' you" that is how I meant it to "sound". for more
Tutoring comment
  • While he "might" (may) be just a "mite" (a small child or parasite) don't underestimate his "might" (power or strength).
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