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few / scant / widowed
number / amount
widow
habitually silent (idiom) / reticent / uncommunicative
to live as widow / to observe widowhood
the few are no match for the many / heavily outnumbered / facing impossible odds (idiom)
one who is cut off from others (idiom) / one who has chosen to follow a solitary path / (can also be an indirect way of referring to an unmarried person)
insipid / bland / indifferent
orphans and widows / to be lonely / loneliness
a single man and a single woman / bachelors / a man and a woman together (typically in a secluded setting)
indecisive / irresolute
taciturn / reticent
depressed / cheerless
I (first person pronoun used by royalty or nobility)
difficult songs find few singers (idiom) / highbrow
oligopoly
multitude of enemies, few friends (idiom from Mencius) / heavily outnumbered / beaten by the weight of numbers
oligosaccharide
an unjust cause finds little support (idiom, from Mencius) / cf 得道多助 a just cause attracts much support
meager fare / (fig.) insipid / colorless
oligarch
to live as a widow
heartless / unfeeling
A just cause attracts much support, an unjust one finds little (idiom, from Mencius)
lit. widowers, widows, orphans and the childless / fig. people with no one left to rely on
melancholy / unhappy
honest and unaffected but not talkative (idiom)
finding little support / neglected
to take from the rich and give to the poor (idiom)
having little knowledge / not well-read
the many or the few
the multitude against the few, a wide disparity (idiom from Mencius); heavily outnumbered / unequally matched / overwhelmed by weight of numbers
aloof / standoffish / unsociable
to stay at home while one's husband is away / grass widow
Red Bishop / Euplectes orix
peerless / second to none (idiom)
oligarchy
aloof and as a result friendless (idiom)
ignorant and inexperienced / ill-informed and narrow-minded
harsh and merciless (idiom)
do not worry about scarcity, but rather about uneven distribution (idiom, from Analects)
dull and insipid
insipid and tasteless (idiom)


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