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Scintilla   /sɪntˈɪlə/   Listen

A tiny or scarcely detectable amount.  Synonyms: iota, shred, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tittle, whit.
A sparkling glittering particle.

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"Scintilla" Quotes from Famous Books

... evident enough from the nervous way in which he gnawed his moustache; but he had no theory any more than the police; there was not a scintilla of evidence to fasten the crime upon any one; and the end of the hearing was that the jury brought in a verdict that Philip Vantine and Georges Drouet had died from the effects of a poison administered by ...
— The Mystery Of The Boule Cabinet - A Detective Story • Burton Egbert Stevenson

... whether, on like testimony, it would have made a similar ruling. * * * [The Commission's] conclusion, of course, is subject to review, but when supported by evidence is accepted as final; not that its decision, * * *, can be supported by a mere scintilla of proof—but the courts will not examine the facts further than to determine whether there was substantial ...
— The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation • Edward Corwin

Words linked to "Scintilla" :   subatomic particle, small indefinite quantity, particle, small indefinite amount

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