Sentence Examples


  • Paucity of evidence makes the first difficult.
  • This paucity of animal life seems inconsistent with the theory that the islands were once connected with the mainland.
  • A difficulty has been in the paucity of examples, more due to the neglect of collectors than the rarity of specimens.
  • Owing to the absence of rivers, the paucity of springs, and the almost complete deforestation, Antigua is subject to frequent droughts, and although the average rainfall is 45.6 in., the variations from year to year are great.
  • The habitats which they affect are the hot, dry regions of tropical America, the aridity of which they are enabled to withstand in consequence of the thickness of their skin and the paucity of evaporating pores or stomata with which they are furnished, - these conditions not permitting the moisture they contain to be carried off too rapidly; the thick fleshy stems and branches contain a store of water.