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The party had plenty of people, but a paucity of passion.
  an insufficient quantity or number
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  • The party had plenty of people, but a paucity of passion.
  • Everyone likes the idea, but there is a paucity of funding.
  • I was not boy, nor youth, despite my paucity of years.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • Like Waterman and McCunn, he displayed a staggering paucity of common sense.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • The carriers’ men were able to supplement the paucity of the written words with a few more details.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • That’s not to say that there aren’t raging hormones in adolescents, but there’s also a paucity of the cognitive controls that are necessary for mature behavior.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The root of the problem is believed to be a paucity of oxygen, compounded by high pressure in the pulmonary arteries, causing the arteries to leak fluid into the lungs.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "There’s a real paucity of women."
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It was an error; but ought not the paucity of this intelligence to be taken into consideration?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We often neglect the influence of the freedman before the war, because of the paucity of his numbers and the small weight he had in the history of the nation.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk

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  • With age there comes a paucity of stamina.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Any inward debate Lydgate had as to the consequences of this engagement which had stolen upon him, turned on the paucity of time rather than of money.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …lived in the time before that Christian Religion was received, and authorised by Constantine the Emperour, we may find, that the Books wee now have of the New Testament, were held by the Christians of that time (except a few, in respect of whose paucity the rest were called the Catholique Church, and others Haeretiques) for the dictates of the Holy Ghost; and consequently for the Canon, or Rule of Faith: such was the reverence and opinion they had of their Teachers; as generally the…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • [71] This relative paucity of adjectives appears to be common to the more primitive varieties of speech.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • "Given the paucity of Luna’s so-called atmosphere."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The Union is a great republic in extent, but the paucity of objects for which its Government provides assimilates it to a small State.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Honor becomes fantastical in proportion to the peculiarity of the wants which it denotes, and the paucity of the men by whom those wants are felt; and it is because it denotes wants of this kind that its influence is great.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • ) No doubt there are plenty of reasons for the relative paucity of football research, but a big one is that inquiring minds have been discouraged by the messiness of the game.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • After seven Everest expeditions, he explained, he’d finetuned a remarkably effective acclimatization Plan that would enable us to adapt to the paucity of oxygen in the atmosphere.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I am inclined to attribute the singular paucity of distinguished political characters to the ever-increasing activity of the despotism of the majority in the United States.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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