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Meaning of SCARCE in English
  1. deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
  2. only a very short time before
  3. almost not
  4. Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
  5. Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in);
  6. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.
  7. Alt. of scarcely
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SCARCE Sentence, Example and Usage

Examples and usage of SCARCE in prose and poetry

To better understand the meaning of SCARCE, certain examples of its usage are presented.Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word SCARCE

  1. "Room is scarce in the infinite sky where we dwell"

    The word/phrase 'scarce' was used by 'Rabindranath Tagore' in 'The gardener'.
  2. "That is scarce and short"

    'Toni Morrison' has used the scarce in the novel A mercy.
  3. "Fresh troops came pouring in, and nana sahib made himself scarce over the frontier"

    To understand the meaning of scarce, please see the following usage by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The complete sherlock holmes.
Usage of "SCARCE": Examples from famous English Poetry

  1. "Scarce a twig moved with his motion"
    - This term scarce was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the Poem The song of hiawatha.

  2. "Scarce a leaf was stirred or rustled"
    - This term scarce was used by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the Poem The song of hiawatha.

  3. "Of one who was scarce but a child"
    - This term scarce was used by Jim Sharman in the Poem Love poem.

Usage of "SCARCE" in sentences

  1. "Would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"

  2. "He was scarce sixteen years old"

  3. "Fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

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