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 Meanings and Examples of SCANT
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scant
 a.  scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; not enough
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  He fancied that she nodded her comprehension; and with that scant solace he had to trudge off through the rain.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  He had foreseen an immediate demand for money, but not a permanent drain on his scant resources.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  If the educational equipment which Gerald brought to America was scant, he did not even know it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
4  They are enshrined in the hearts of all loyal Southerners, and no one begrudges them the scant monetary returns they make for their risks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  The Confederates were on scant rations and practically without drugs or bandages for their own sick and wounded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  There were too many Irish ancestors crowding behind Gerald's shoulders, men who had died on scant acres, fighting to the end rather than leave the homes where they had lived, plowed, loved, begotten sons.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  That lady herself played the organ for the choir at the Methodist Church and, as an organist, had scant respect for harps or harpists.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
8  Such flashes of joy as Lily moved in would have blinded Miss Farish, who was accustomed, in the way of happiness, to such scant light as shone through the cracks of other people's lives.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
9  I am reasonable," answered Front-de-Boeuf, "and if silver be scant, I refuse not gold.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
10  Yeobright remained in his study, sitting over the open books; but the work of those hours was miserably scant.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
11  Borne by that flood over many desolate seas, we crave a scant dwelling for our country's gods, an unmolested landing-place, and the air and water that are free to all.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
12  Princely chief of the Teucrians, in whose lifetime I will never allow the state or realm of Troy vanquished, our strength is scant to succour in war for so great a name.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK EIGHTH
13  The former masters of the land were peremptorily ordered about, seized, and imprisoned, and punished over and again, with scant courtesy from army officers.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
14  He was wrinkled and black, with scant gray and tufted hair; his voice and hands shook as with palsy; but on his face lay the intense rapt look of the religious fanatic.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIII
15  I longed to show them a tearing American gallop, for they trotted solemnly up and down, in their scant habits and high hats, looking like the women in a toy Noah's Ark.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
Example Sentence:
1  She began to berate the police for paying scant attention to the theft from her car.
2  He paid scant attention to what was said.
3  The story has received scant attention in the press.
4  You have a scant hour in which to pack.
5  The movers gave me a scant hour's notice of their arrival.