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sparse
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
not dense; or few in number and spread out
  • In this latter end of autumn, with a sparse remnant of yellow leaves falling slowly athwart the dark evergreens in a stillness without sunshine, the house too had an air of autumnal decline, and Mr. Casaubon, when he presented himself, had no bloom that could be thrown into relief by that background.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (58% in)

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