What does the word minority mean?

Usage examples for minority

  1. At the establishment of the Consulate for life, those who were averse to that change formed but a feeble minority. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. True religion is in a minority in that land of money and selfish interests, where the soul is cold. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  3. Other groups followed them till there remained only the party of the extreme Left, which had hitherto been a weak minority, and which in no sense represented the real opinions of Germany. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe