Definition of Quite a little
1. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"
Generic synonyms: Large Indefinite Amount, Large Indefinite Quantity
Specialized synonyms: Deluge, Flood, Inundation, Torrent, Haymow
Derivative terms: Heap, Heap, Pile, Plenteous, Wad
Lexicographical Neighbors of Quite A Little
Literary usage of Quite a little
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"remember thy father told me how often thou hadst played the settler in the woods when thou wast quite a little girl." " I trust thou art," he rejoined ..."
2. Armadale by Wilkie Collins (1866)
"Parties sometimes visit them, Sir-—pleasure- parties in boats. It's quite a little net-work of lakes, or, perhaps—yes, perhaps more correctly, pools. ..."
3. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1869)
"Well, Jem's mother, ye know, died when he was quite a little one, and I had to bo father an' mother too, as well as I could. I believe I'd ha' spoilt Jem, ..."
4. The Literary World by Samuel R. Crocker, Edward Abbott, Nicholas Paine Gilman, Madeline Vaughan Abbott Bushnell, Bliss Carman, Herbert Copeland (1903)
"The Easter season, just closed, while not creating any great demand for special books, has stimulated trade in general quite a little. ..."