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Scarce Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
  • not enough; hard to find; "meat was scarce during the war"
  • by a small margin; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Scarce'

  • Scarce fritillary: The scarce fritillary (Euphydryas maturna) is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland
  • Scarce swift: The scarce swift (Schoutedenapus myoptilus) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the
  • Scarce large blue: The scarce large blue (Phengaris teleius) is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic
  • Scarce copper: The scarce copper (Lycaena virgaureae) is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae (copper or gossamer-winged butterflies). The lower surfaces of the back
  • Scarce Grease, Alabama: Scarce Grease is an unincorporated community in Limestone County, Alabama, United States. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System:
  • Scarce swallowtail: The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a Palearctic swallowtail butterfly found in gardens, fields and open woodlands. First described by Linnaeus

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'Scarce' example sentence in quotations

* As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. - Josh Billings

* Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. - William Shakespeare

* Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth. (said of Mahatma Gandhi) - Albert Einstein

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Scarce Sample Sentences in News

  • Rare continental butterfly survives UK winter for first time
    The scarce tortoiseshell has overwintered in Britain for the first time leading conservationists to hope the butterfly could also breed here for the first time this year A rare continental butterfly which until last summer had only once before been seen in Britain has survived the winter, raising hopes it will breed here for the first time. The scarce tortoiseshel Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'
  • Available spectrum very scarce in India: Trai Chairman
    For the last many years, the spectrum availability has been very scarce in India, Trai chairman Rahul Khullar said adding it is even less than 50 per cent of the airwaves available in China. Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'
  • Gaza in ruins: why money, cement, and leadership are scarce
    Half the population’s homes were damaged or destroyed, and many here warn that frustration over the slow pace of reconstruction could prompt a fresh conflict with Israel. Everywhere in Gaza City one can hear the clip-clop of donkeys, pulling creaky carts laden with rubble to ad-hoc recycling centers. In short, Gaza reconstruction is moving at about 5 miles an ho Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'

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