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used in The Fountainhead

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not dense; or few in number and spread out
  • He piloted her through the sparse crowd, his fingers closing over her elbow once in a while, letting her catch his eyes directed at her young face more often than at the paintings.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (31% in)
  • The East River was a broad band of sluggish black water; and beyond, in a sparse haze of snowflakes, the towers of the city stood softened, half suggested in watercolors of orchid and blue.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (13% in)

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