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scarcity
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The Hobbit
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  • I tried to find one; but warriors are busy fighting one another in distant lands, and in this neighbourhood heroes are scarce, or simply lot to be found.
  • There were lots of dragons in the North in those days, and gold was probably getting scarce up there, with the dwarves flying south or getting killed, and all the general waste and destruction that dragons make going from bad to worse.

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

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