- The first was the scarcity of girls of marriageable age.
- White flour was scarce and so expensive that corn bread was universal instead of biscuits, rolls and waffles.
- Already the hospitals were worrying about the scarcity of quinine, calomel, opium, chloroform and iodine.
- The rise always came, for with the increasing scarcity of necessities, prices leaped higher by the month.
- Shoes and clothing for the army were scarce, ordnance supplies and drugs were scarcer.
- The Yankee blockade about the Confederate ports had tightened, and luxuries such as tea, coffee, silks, whalebone stays, colognes, fashion magazines and books were scarce and dear.
- Chloroform was so scarce now it was used only for the worst amputations and opium was a precious thing, used only to ease the dying out of life, not the living out of pain.
- But the fading hopes of the Confederacy weighed less heavily on Scarlett than his remark about the scarcity of food.
- Men were scarce, girls had to marry someone and Tara had to have a man.
- His soft brown eyes followed her every movement, large, round as dollars, a childish bewilderment in them as though her own scarce-hidden fears had been communicated to him.
- What I mean is with the scarcity of men in the neighborhood, Will could marry most any of the girls.
- Times had changed, money was scarce, but nothing had altered the rule of Southern life that families always made room gladly for indigent or unmarried female relatives.
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- There is a scarcity of work in the region.
- Work is scarce in the region.
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