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Old 05-23-2005, 12:06 PM   #22
UncleMeat
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Originally Posted by WRX300
but she was actually able to count the number or protestors on one hand

hence, "literally a handful"

Then she should have said "I could literally count the number of protestors on one hand." Which would mean there were no more than 5 protestors.

"Handful" implies an unquantified value. It is an imaginary figure and should not be used with the term "literally" unless they "literally" could fit in her hand (eg - Lego people).
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