Sentence Examples

  • Wealthy people could afford to choose scarce antiques.
  • Rain is very scarce, but the canals supply ample water for cultivation and all other purposes.
  • The soil is thus very productive, although water is scarce and bad.
  • Good water is everywhere so scarce that but for the rain preserved in cisterns the country would be mostly uninhabitable.
  • Smith, writing in the Philosophical Transactions for 1683-1684, says of the Turks (p. 439), "They have no genius for Seavoyages, and consequently are very raw and unexperienced in the art of Navigation, scarce venturing to sail out of sight of land.

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