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A variety of antennas have been engineered with metamaterials (MTMs) and metamaterial-inspired constructs to improve their performance characteristics. Examples include electrically small, near-field resonant parasitic (NFRP) antennas that require no matching network and have high radiation efficiencies. Experimental verification of their predicted behaviors has been obtained. Recent developments with this NFRP electrically small paradigm will be reviewed. They include considerations of increased bandwidths, as well as multiband and multifunctional extensions.