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dearth
used in Jane Eyre

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an insufficient quantity or number
  • To this crib I always took my doll; human beings must love something, and, in the dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find a pleasure in loving and cherishing a faded graven image, shabby as a miniature scarecrow.
    Chapter 4 (17% in)

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