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used in Gone with the Wind

12 uses
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small in amount — often inadequate


of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
  • Food was scanty, one blanket for three men, and the ravages of smallpox, pneumonia and typhoid gave the place the name of a pest-house.
    2.16 (90% in)
  • If the educational equipment which Gerald brought to America was scant, he did not even know it.
    1.3 (20% in)
  • They are enshrined in the hearts of all loyal Southerners, and no one begrudges them the scant monetary returns they make for their risks.
    2.13 (9% in)
  • She had nursed a Charleston boy in the hospital and when he died had clipped a lock of his hair and sent it to his mother, along with the scant contents of his pockets and a comforting account of his last hours which made no mention of the torment in which he died.
    2.15 (35% in)
  • The Confederates were on scant rations and practically without drugs or bandages for their own sick and wounded.
    2.16 (87% in)
  • Most of them carried only a carpetbag and a scanty lunch done up in a bandana handkerchief.
    3.18 (80% in)
  • There were too many Irish ancestors crowding behind Gerald's shoulders, men who had died on scant acres, fighting to the end rather than leave the homes where they had lived, plowed, loved, begotten sons.
    3.24 (63% in)
  • ...left Suellen's and were wandering about the room, to Gerald's childlike puzzled eyes, to the floor, bare of rugs, to the mantelpiece denuded of its ornaments, the sagging springs and torn upholstery into which Yankee bayonets had ripped, the cracked mirror above the sideboard, the unfaded squares on the wall where pictures had hung before the looters came, the scant table service, the decently mended but old dresses of the girls, the flour sack which had been made into a kilt for Wade.
    3.28 (45% in)
  • His ginger-colored beard was scantier than ever, streaked with tobacco juice and as ragged as if he clawed at it incessantly.
    4.35 (9% in)
  • The six rooms of the little house on Ivy Street were soon scantily furnished with the cheapest pine and oak furniture in Frank's store for, as Ashley was penniless and forced to buy on credit, he refused anything except the least expensive and bought only the barest necessities.
    4.41 (42% in)
  • That lady herself played the organ for the choir at the Methodist Church and, as an organist, had scant respect for harps or harpists.
    4.41 (57% in)
  • Aunt Pitty's house was in an uproar, for the news of Scarlett's sickness had sent the old lady to bed in a state with Cookie in attendance, and breakfast was a scant meal that Peter concocted for the children.
    5.50 (44% in)

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