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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 (band): Scarce is an Alternative rock band formed in Rhode Island , New York , USA . They were active from 1993 to 1997, and reformed in 2008. ...
  • Scarce swallowtail: The Scarce Swallowtail (Iphiclides podalirius) is a Palearctic swallowtail butterfly found in garden s, fields and open woodland s. ...
  • Scarce copper: The scarce copper, Lycaena virgaureae, is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae (copper or gossamer-winged butterflies). Appearance ...
  • Kevin Scarce: Rear Admiral Kevin John Scarce. country AUS | size 100% | sep, | AC | CSC | RANR (born 4 May 1952) is a retired Royal Australian Navy ...
  • Mac Scarce: Mac Scarce (born Guerrand McCurdy Scarce on April 8, 1949, in Danville, Virginia ) is a former baseball player who played in parts of 5 ...
  • Scarce fritillary: The scarce fritillary, Euphydryas maturna, is a species of butterfly in the family Nymphalidae . It is found in Austria , Belgium , Czech ...
  • Scarce swift: The scarce swift (Schoutedenapus myoptilus) is a species of swift in the Apodidae family. It is found in Burundi , Cameroon , Democratic ...
  • Scarce Large Blue: The Scarce Large Blue (Phengaris teleius) is a species of butterfly in the Lycaenidae family. It is found in Austria , Slovenia , ...
  • 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 ...

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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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  • For Autistic Adults, Coverage Options Are Scarce
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  • Scarce resources pit NOLA watchdog agencies against each other
    New Orleans' police watchdog says the Office of the Inspector General isn't giving it enough money to do its job, officials with the Office of the Independent Police Monitor told members of the City Council Friday, exposing a growing rift... Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'
  • Water Scarce for Thousands in Mexico's Los Cabos as New Storm Looms
    A new hurricane threatened to buffet the Mexican Pacific resort of Los Cabos on Thursday, with water in short supply and looted stores sitting empty -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Read more on this news related to 'Scarce'

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