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  • 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'

  • Kevin Scarce: Rear Admiral Kevin John Scarce AC, CSC, RANR (born 4 May 1952) is a retired Royal Australian Navy officer who was the 34th Governor of South Australia
  • Mac Scarce: Guerrand McCurdy "Mac" Scarce (born April 8, 1949 in Danville, Virginia) is a former baseball player who played in parts of 5 seasons from 1972–1978. During
  • Scarce swift: The scarce swift (Schoutedenapus myoptilus) is a species of swift in the family Apodidae. It is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the
  • Scarce chaser: The Scarce Chaser (Libellula fulva) is a species of dragonfly. The adult male has a bright blue abdomen with patches of black, while the adult female and
  • Scarce swallowtail: The scarce swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. It is also called the sail swallowtail or pear-tree
  • Scarce Grease, Alabama: Scarce Grease, also known as Scarse Grease or Rockaway, is an unincorporated community in Limestone County, Alabama, United States. A post office operated
  • 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 blue-tailed damselfly: The scarce blue-tailed damselfly or small bluetail (Ischnura pumilio) is a member of the damselfly family Coenagrionidae. Play media The species occurs
  • Scarce fritillary: The scarce fritillary (Euphydryas maturna) is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic

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* 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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