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scarcity
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • Nothing ever rode the Gytrash: it was always alone; and goblins, to my notions, though they might tenant the dumb carcasses of beasts, could scarce covet shelter in the commonplace human form.
    Chapter 12 (48% in)
  • I had scarce tied the strings of the portfolio, when, looking at his watch, he said abruptly — "It is nine o'clock: what are you about, Miss Eyre, to let Adele sit up so long?
    Chapter 13 (86% in)
  • I proceeded: at last my way opened, the trees thinned a little; presently I beheld a railing, then the house — scarce, by this dim light, distinguishable from the trees; so dank and green were its decaying walls.
    Chapter 37 (4% in)

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