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scarcity
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King Lear
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  • I am scarce in breath, my lord.
  • Alack, the night comes on, and the high winds Do sorely ruffle; for many miles about There’s scarce a bush.
  • Thou think’st ’tis much that this contentious storm Invades us to the skin: so ’tis to thee But where the greater malady is fix’d, The lesser is scarce felt.
  • I’ the last night’s storm I such a fellow saw; Which made me think a man a worm: my son Came then into my mind, and yet my mind Was then scarce friends with him: I have heard more since.
  • The crows and choughs that wing the midway air Show scarce so gross as beetles: half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire—dreadful trade!
  • He’s scarce awake: let him alone awhile.
  • ] I can scarce speak to thee; thou’lt not believe With how deprav’d a quality—O Regan!

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

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