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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'


  • 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
  • Kevin Scarce: Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin John Scarce AC, CSC, RANR (born 4 May 1952) is a retired Royal Australian Navy officer who was the 34th Governor of South

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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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  • With goods scarce in Caracas’s stores, street sales boom and officials glower
    As basic goods grew more scarce on store shelves, authorities targeted open-air black markets that sold everything from coffee, eggs and cooking oil to shampoo, deodorant and detergent. Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'
  • Gold Ends Mixed; Bullish Fundamental News Scarce
    (Kitco News) - Gold futures prices ended the U.S. day session slightly lower Thursday, while the cash, or spot, gold market saw moderate gains on a corrective bounce from late selling pressure Wednesday. The New York futures market was closed Wednesday before some additional downside pressure occurred in the cash market in the afternoon. Thus, the higher spot mar Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'
  • Parking Can Be Scarce in Older Neighborhoods
    WHEELING - Older neighborhoods can be a charming aspect of life in Wheeling, but with that charm comes consequences as a modern society occupies a city built for the lifestyle of a bygone era. Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'

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