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Definitions of scarce:
  • adjective:   not enough; hard to find
    Example: "Meat was scarce during the war"
  • adjective:   deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
    Example: "Fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"
  • adverb:   by a small margin
    Example: "Had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #60527)

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See scarce used in context: 5 rhymes, 71 Shakespeare works, 1 Mother Goose rhyme, several books and articles.

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