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used in Lonesome Dove

8 uses
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shortage (an amount that is less than desired)
  • Clouds were scarcer than cash money, and cash money was scarce enough.
    Chapters 1-2 (59% in)
  • He had told all the hands that they ought to see to their equipment; once they got on the trail, opportunities for repair work might be scarce.
    Chapters 23-24 (67% in)
  • Fresh women is scarce in these parts.
    Chapters 48-49 (96% in)
  • Water was scarce and the horse soon too lame to ride.
    Chapters 64-65 (75% in)
  • It was true that game was scarce, but that wasn't the reason Luke hunted by himself.
    Chapters 66-67 (6% in)
  • Deets went on a scout and reported that the country to the west didn't improve—grass was as scarce as water in that direction.
    Chapters 89-90 (49% in)
  • I imagine they're about as scarce as the buffalo.
    Chapters 93-94 (53% in)
  • Buffalo were scarce, and the fort not well provisioned.
    Chapters 97-98 (43% in)

There are no more uses of "scarcity" in Lonesome Dove.

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