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The War of the Worlds
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scarcity
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The War of the Worlds
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  • Save for that sound we lay quite still in the scullery; I for my part scarce dared breathe, and sat with my eyes fixed on the faint light of the kitchen door.
  • We stood for a moment petrified, then turned and fled through a gate behind us into a walled garden, fell into, rather than found, a fortunate ditch, and lay there, scarce daring to whisper to each other until the stars were out.

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

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