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scarcity
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

2 uses
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Definition
shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • Faith, if he be not rotten before he die,—as we have many pocky corses now-a-days that will scarce hold the laying in,—he will last you some eight year or nine year: a tanner will last you nine year.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A churchyard (54% in)
  • Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace: but there is, sir, an aery of children, little eyases, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapped for't: these are now the fashion; and so berattle the common stages,—so they call them,—that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills and dare scarce come thither.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (58% in)

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