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The Winter's Tale
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scarcity
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The Winter's Tale
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  • Gentle my lord, You scarce can right me throughly then, to say You did mistake.
  • There’s scarce a maid westward but she sings it: ’tis in request, I can tell you.
  • Since what I am to say must be but that Which contradicts my accusation, and The testimony on my part no other But what comes from myself, it shall scarce boot me To say ’Not guilty’: mine integrity, Being counted falsehood, shall, as I express it, Be so receiv’d.
  • My lord, your sorrow was too sore laid on, Which sixteen winters cannot blow away, So many summers dry; scarce any joy Did ever so long live; no sorrow But kill’d itself much sooner.

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

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