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scarcity
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War and Peace
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  • It was not that they knew that much food and fresh troops awaited them in Smolensk, nor that they were told so (on the contrary their superior officers, and Napoleon himself, knew that provisions were scarce there), but because this alone could give them strength to move on and endure their present privations.

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

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