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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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scarcity
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • A very little boy stood up and sheepishly recited, "You’d scarce expect one of my age to speak in public on the stage," etc.—accompanying himself with the painfully exact and spasmodic gestures which a machine might have used—supposing the machine to be a trifle out of order.

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

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