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dearth
used in 1776

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Definition
an insufficient quantity or number
  • Never had he seen "such a dearth of public spirit and want of virtue" as among the Yankee soldiers, he confided in a letter to Reed of November 28.
    p. 64.3

There are no more uses of "dearth" in 1776.

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