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used in Gone with the Wind

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shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • The first was the scarcity of girls of marriageable age.
    1.3 (59% in)
  • White flour was scarce and so expensive that corn bread was universal instead of biscuits, rolls and waffles.
    2.12 (2% in)
  • The Yankee blockade about the Confederate ports had tightened, and luxuries such as tea, coffee, silks, whalebone stays, colognes, fashion magazines and books were scarce and dear.
    2.12 (3% in)
  • Already the hospitals were worrying about the scarcity of quinine, calomel, opium, chloroform and iodine.
    2.12 (5% in)
  • The rise always came, for with the increasing scarcity of necessities, prices leaped higher by the month.
    2.13 (3% in)
  • Shoes and clothing for the army were scarce, ordnance supplies and drugs were scarcer.
    2.16 (15% in)
  • Chloroform was so scarce now it was used only for the worst amputations and opium was a precious thing, used only to ease the dying out of life, not the living out of pain.
    3.17 (57% in)
  • His soft brown eyes followed her every movement, large, round as dollars, a childish bewilderment in them as though her own scarce-hidden fears had been communicated to him.
    3.21 (4% in)
  • But the fading hopes of the Confederacy weighed less heavily on Scarlett than his remark about the scarcity of food.
    3.28 (98% in)
  • Men were scarce, girls had to marry someone and Tara had to have a man.
    3.30 (83% in)
  • What I mean is with the scarcity of men in the neighborhood, Will could marry most any of the girls.
    4.40 (68% in)
  • Times had changed, money was scarce, but nothing had altered the rule of Southern life that families always made room gladly for indigent or unmarried female relatives.
    4.41 (39% in)

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