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scanty
used in Persuasion

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Definition
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • Thirteen winters' revolving frosts had seen her opening every ball of credit which a scanty neighbourhood afforded, and thirteen springs shewn their blossoms, as she travelled up to London with her father, for a few weeks' annual enjoyment of the great world.
    Chapter 1 (52% in)

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