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scanty
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Oliver Twist
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  • The scanty parish dress, the livery of his misery, hung loosely on his feeble body; and his young limbs had wasted away, like those of an old man.
  • It was nine o’clock at night, when the man, quite tired out, and the dog, limping and lame from the unaccustomed exercise, turned down the hill by the church of the quiet village, and plodding along the little street, crept into a small public-house, whose scanty light had guided them to the spot.

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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

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