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scanty
used in King Lear

4 uses
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • I pray you, sir, take patience: I have hope You less know how to value her desert Than she to scant her duty.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (43% in)
  • 'tis not in thee To grudge my pleasures, to cut off my train, To bandy hasty words, to scant my sizes, And, in conclusion, to oppose the bolt Against my coming in: thou better know'st The offices of nature, bond of childhood, Effects of courtesy, dues of gratitude; Thy half o' the kingdom hast thou not forgot, Wherein I thee endow'd.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (55% in)

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • You have obedience scanted, And well are worth the want that you have wanted.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (90% in)
  • Gracious my lord, hard by here is a hovel; Some friendship will it lend you 'gainst the tempest: Repose you there, whilst I to this hard house,— More harder than the stones whereof 'tis rais'd; Which even but now, demanding after you, Denied me to come in,—return, and force Their scanted courtesy.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the heath. Storm continues (70% in)

There are no more uses of "scanty" in King Lear.

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