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meager
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
lacking in quantity or quality
  • She rests uneasily in the silence, watching ants boil darkly over the crumbs of what seemed, to begin with, an impossibly meager lunch.
    Book 1 — Genesis (2% in)
  • As we gathered around it and waited our turn to open our meager, constructive gifts, I stared at that pitiful frond decorated with white frangipani angels going brown around the edges, and decided the whole thing would have been better off ignored.
    Book 2 — Revelation (63% in)
  • Their meager clothes, imposed on them by foreigners, clung to their thin chests and legs like a second skin finally ready to accept the shape of their bodies.
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (**% in)

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