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scarcity
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  • (Mr. Tozer valued it at one dollar and ninety, but the progressive Bert at scarce more than one-fifty.) Mr. Tozer mildly gave orders: They were to stop "scrapping."
  • He did not make them understand his mission; he scarce tried to make them understand.
  • Martin was scarce more blissful in his undisturbed work than in his life outside the laboratory.
  • Inchcape Jones had scarce gone when at the door there was a pounding and it opened on Martin’s classmate at Winnemac, Dr. the Rev.
  • She whispered, scarce to be heard: "He would have been such a sweet baby.
  • Yey, I sleep fine!" The night before, Martin had scarce looked at their room.

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

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