Definition of not a few in English:

not a few

A considerable number: virtually every soul star, and not a few blues singers, learned to sing in church
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  • I must now take responsibility for enraging my party leader, alienating the people of a great city, and incurring the anger of not a few of The Spectator's readers.
  • If rakhi day brings happiness to many men in town, it also brings disappointment to not a few, especially on the city's campuses.
  • John knew every haulage owner and driver as well as registration numbers and make of lorries in Connacht and not a few from outside as well.
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Word of the day impudicity
Pronunciation: ˌɪmpjʊˈdɪsɪti
noun
lack of modesty