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  • Everyone likes the idea, but there is a paucity of funding.
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was an error; but ought not the paucity of this intelligence to be taken into consideration?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Union is a great republic in extent, but the paucity of objects for which its Government provides assimilates it to a small State.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • [71] This relative paucity of adjectives appears to be common to the more primitive varieties of speech.†   (source)
  • …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…†   (source)
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