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used in Not Without My Daughter

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shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • To teach Essey how to cook steak or mashed potatoes would require extensive shopping trips, searching for scarce ingredients.
  • I found one quickly, only to realize that, of course, my bills were useless. it would take only a dozan (a two-rial coin), worth about half a cent, and somewhat scarce.
  • In turn, they notified us whenever scarce items became available, and they saved their best portions for us.
  • Together Alice and I searched the scarce supplies for Thanksgiving dinner.

There are no more uses of "scarcity" in Not Without My Daughter.

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