Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


A good boy was rarer than a good horse, and of more actual value.

It is indeed a rarer gift than the power of understanding itself.

The rarer their occurrence, the greater the significance attached to them.

He is exactly like the magistrates in old days, but he and his kind get rarer every year.

They are rarer than humanity in a Roman, or apostacy in a Jew, or truth in a Christian.

Such a criticism applies only to the rarer and costlier desiderata.

All these we met with, over and over again: rarer plants were to be found for the looking.

This, in the present English, is the rarer of the two constructions.

They were beings who breathed a rarer air than she had ever known.

The skins of rarer animals were never shorn of the natural hair.