Synonyms for rarity

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Can it be that the rarity of this virtue in England has to do with our living in a straitened island?

Of course its rarity made it all the more impressive when it did come.

Their rarity, in my opinion, makes them more esteemed than they deserve.

A milk-white fawn, on account of its rarity, was given him by a peasant.

No doubt, he was anxious to emphasise the novelty and rarity of his literary adventures.

These gentlemen are as precious from their price as their rarity!

A single case on one occasion may exhibit a rarity of this kind.

Rarity, as geology tells us, is the precursor to extinction.

"Doubtless they are high-priced, being a rarity," said the Scotchman.

Elzevir Cæsar, Brunet's measurement of, 26—origin of its rarity, 66.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "thinness;" 1550s, "fewness," from Middle French rarité or directly from Latin raritas "thinness, looseness of texture; fewness," from rarus (see rare (adj.1)). Sense of "a rare thing or event" is from 1590s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RARITY

antique

nounold object, often of great value

antiques

nounold object, often of great value
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