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scarcity
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Gone with the Wind
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  • 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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