Stephen, preparing the words neatly in his mind, continued: —Jesus, too, seems to have treated his mother with scant courtesy in public but Suarez, a jesuit theologian and Spanish gentleman, has apologized for him.
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I had a strong suspicion, but scanty evidence.
It was a gloomy company that huddled under the dripping trees to eat their scanty supper.
C.S. Lewis -- Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia