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used in The Souls of Black Folk

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shortage (having an amount that is less than desired)
  • Furniture was scarce.
    Chapter 4 (24% in)
  • Careless ignorance and laziness here, fierce hate and vindictiveness there;—these are the extremes of the Negro problem which we met that day, and we scarce knew which we preferred.
    Chapter 7 (81% in)
  • All through the Carolinas and Georgia, away down to Mexico, rise these gaunt red buildings, bare and homely, and yet so busy and noisy withal that they scarce seem to belong to the slow and sleepy land.
    Chapter 8 (4% in)
  • But with all this, it is work in the pure open air, and this is something in a day when fresh air is scarce.
    Chapter 8 (37% in)
  • The air scarce breathed.
    Chapter 13 (92% in)
  • Caricature has sought again to spoil the quaint beauty of the music, and has filled the air with many debased melodies which vulgar ears scarce know from the real.
    Chapter 14 (25% in)
  • Love-songs are scarce and fall into two categories—the frivolous and light, and the sad.
    Chapter 14 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "scarcity" in The Souls of Black Folk.

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