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sparse
used in The Grapes of Wrath

3 uses
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Definition
not dense; or few in number and spread out
  • The willows of a stream lined across the west, and to the northwest a fallow section was going back to sparse brush.
    Chapter 4 (79% in)
  • Her thin, steel-gray hair was gathered in a sparse wispy knot at the back of her head.
    Chapter 8 (39% in)
  • His chin, bristly with sparse whiskers, rested on the back of one hand.
    Chapter 16 (28% in)

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