SCARCE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of scarce
Definition:
a. hard to find; absent or rare; limited
Example:
Caviar is expensive because it is scarce.
Sentence in Classic:
Thus he was musing, scarce able to stand, preached at, whipped, absolved, and blessed, when an old woman accosted him saying:.
Candide By Voltaire Context
In the morning before office hours, at noon when business was plenty, and time scarce, at night under the face of the fogged city moon, by all lights and at all hours of solitude or concourse, the lawyer was to be found on his chosen post.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
White flour was scarce and so expensive that corn bread was universal instead of biscuits, rolls and waffles.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
I was at the mathematical school, where the master taught his pupils after a method scarce imaginable to us in Europe.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
The outward appearance of these two men formed scarce a stronger contrast than their look and demeanour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
He looked neither one way nor the other way, but sat like a carved image with scarce a sign of active life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
All which seems no more than that duty, which God and nature has laid on man, as well as other creatures, to preserve their offspring, till they can be able to shift for themselves, and will scarce amount to an instance or proof of parents regal authority.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke Context
With twenty sail did I climb the Phrygian sea; oracular tokens led me on; my goddess mother pointed the way; scarce seven survive the shattering of wave and wind.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
There were the men in the pickle rooms, for instance, where old Antanas had gotten his death; scarce a one of these that had not some spot of horror on his person.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
The chiefs in front scarce cast a glance at his person, keeping their eyes on the ground, with an air that might have been intended for respect, but which it was quite easy to construe into distrust.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Hamilton used to sit in a large chair in the middle of the room, with a heavy cowskin always by her side, and scarce an hour passed during the day but was marked by the blood of one of these slaves.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass Context