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used in The Return of the King

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shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • The Pelennor lay dim beneath him, fading away to the scarce guessed line of the Great River.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (13% in)
  • And there at the door were two guards in the livery of the Citadel: one tall, but the other scarce the height of a boy; and when he saw them he cried aloud in surprise and joy.
    5.8 — Book 5 Chapter 8 — The Houses of Healing (37% in)
  • 'Surely,' he cried, 'this is the greatest jest in all the history of Gondor: that we should ride with seven thousands, scarce as many as the vanguard of its army in the days of its power, to assail the mountains and the impenetrable gate of the Black Land!
    5.9 — Book 5 Chapter 9 — The Last Debate (97% in)

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