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scarcity
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  • ’tis true; for those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest; and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favouredly.
  • So had you need; I scarce can speak to thank you for myself.
  • Farewell, monsieur traveller: look you lisp and wear strange suits; disable all the benefits of your own country; be out of love with your nativity, and almost chide God for making you that countenance you are; or I will scarce think you have swam in a gondola.

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  • There is a scarcity of work in the region.
  • Work is scarce in the region.

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