Sentence Examples


  • The prosperity of the French shipping trade is hampered, by the costliness of shipbuilding and by the scarcity of outward-bound cargo.
  • The first noticeable effect of the crisis was a great scarcity of employment.
  • Through the resultant scarcity of labor, much land fell out of cultivation.
  • Epidemics of cholera, which occurred during the years of scarcity and famine, also swept away large numbers.
  • Emigration has, however, recently assumed such proportions as to lead to scarcity of labor and rise of wages in Italy itself.

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