DEARTH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DEARTH
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dearth
 n.  scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
Classic Sentence:
1  He had little to bite and to break, and once when great dearth fell on the land, he could no longer procure even daily bread.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In HANSEL AND GRETEL
2  The dearth of strong moral character, of unbending righteousness, he felt, was their great shortcoming, and here he would begin.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XII
Example Sentence:
1  The dearth of skilled labor compelled the employers to open trade schools.