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 Meanings and Examples of SCARCE
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scarce
 a.  hard to find; absent or rare; limited
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  The Yankee blockade about the Confederate ports had tightened, and luxuries such as tea, coffee, silks, whalebone stays, colognes, fashion magazines and books were scarce and dear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
3  Shoes and clothing for the army were scarce, ordnance supplies and drugs were scarcer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
4  Chloroform was so scarce now it was used only for the worst amputations and opium was a precious thing, used only to ease the dying out of life, not the living out of pain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Men were scarce, girls had to marry someone and Tara had to have a man.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
6  Times had changed, money was scarce, but nothing had altered the rule of Southern life that families always made room gladly for indigent or unmarried female relatives.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
7  However, a good laugh is a mighty good thing, and rather too scarce a good thing; the more's the pity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. Breakfast.
8  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
9  In those times, also, spermaceti was exceedingly scarce, not being used for light, but only as an ointment and medicament.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
10  In merchantmen, oil for the sailor is more scarce than the milk of queens.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 97. The Lamp.
11  I guess rabbits must be getting scarce in this locality.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
12  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
Get Context   In Chapter 9
13  "Ay, ay; when food is scarce, and when food is plenty, a wolf grows bold," said the unmoved scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
14  There are always some honest men in every nation, though heaven knows, too, that they are scarce among the Maquas, to look down an upstart when he brags ag'in the face of reason.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
15  During the first six months, of that year, scarce a week passed without his whipping me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Their is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability.
2  This kind of training is ineffective, and wasteful of scarce resources.
3  Now that oil is scarce, the fate of the motor car is uncertain.
4  Many natural materials are becoming scarce.
5  Food and fuel were scarce in this region.
6  At least three distinct groups want a share of the scarce resource.
7  Getting beyond descriptions also pertains to the second scarce resource of change: meaningful language.
8  So loud were their voices raised in altercation that the storm without was scarce heeded.
9  Caviar is expensive because it is scarce.
10  The ministry has tried to develop a management strategy this year but it has not been implemented because of scarce resources.
11  I was scarcely able to move my arm after the accident.
12  There was scarcely a tree left standing after the storm.
13  The city centre has scarcely changed in over a century.
14  His plan was such a success that even his original critics could scarcely forbear from congratulating him.
15  The difference is scarcely perceptible to the average reader.