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used in David Copperfield

6 uses
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small in amount — often inadequate


of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources or the difficulties of my life.
    Chapters 10-12 (61% in)
  • My room was at the top of the house, at the back: a close chamber; stencilled all over with an ornament which my young imagination represented as a blue muffin; and very scantily furnished.
    Chapters 10-12 (53% in)
  • Her dress was of a lavender colour, and perfectly neat; but scantily made, as if she desired to be as little encumbered as possible.
    Chapters 13-15 (32% in)
  • The shambling figure, and the scanty great-coat, were not to be mistaken.
    Chapters 37-39 (81% in)
  • I had not expected him to be, and was not surprised myself; or my observation of similar practical satires would have been but scanty.
    Chapters 61-62 (22% in)
  • The scanty, wet-looking grey hair, by which I remembered him, was almost gone; and the thick veins in his bald head were none the more agreeable to look at.
    Chapters 61-62 (24% in)

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