iota

Part of speech: noun

A Greek letter ( I, ?), corresponding to English I, i; an insignificant item; least particle; from the smallness of the Greek letter.

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Usage examples "iota":

  1. Mrs. Hamilton might make certain concessions to strangers on the score of expediency, but she absolutely refused to yield one iota of her dignity to one whom she had known so long as an inferior. - "The Sport of the Gods", Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  2. They know now that the last card has been played, and the game ended; for I gave her distinctly to understand that at my death, Prince would inherit every iota of my estate, and that my will had cut them off without a cent. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  3. I ran the Iota almost alongside. - "Danger! and Other Stories", Arthur Conan Doyle.