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noun 
  1. The smallest.
I can only afford to pay the of the bills.
adjective (infl, en, adjective, negative superlative)
  1. The smallest amount of something Appendix:Glossary
    1. uncountable, uncountable.
    He earns the money in his family.
    Of all the sisters, she has the patience.
    • 1857, Edmund March Blunt, The American Coast Pilot: Containing Directions for the Principal Harbors, E. & G.W. Blunt, page 135:
    • : The water we could find there was 4 fathoms, which bears from the point S.E., and is distant 1½ mile.
    • 2004, Jim Baggott, Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and the Meaning of Quantum Theory, Oxford University Press, page 48:
    • : Light does not need to know in advance which is the path of least time because it takes all paths from its source to its destination.
      1. (obsolete, modern usage is, _, proscribed, or, only in poetic contexts) (form of, The superlative, little, nodot=none); the smallest.
      He earns the amount of money.
adverb (infl, en, adverb, negative superlative)
  1. Used for forming superlatives of adjectives, especially those that do not form the superlative by adding -est.
It was the surprising thing.

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