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The cheeks were thinner, the weak hair seemed scantier, the truthful grey eyes had acquired an habitual expression of pain.
The scanty meals were even scantier than before, and her shabby mourning was getting shabbier and duller.
It was ascertained that the supply of arms and ammunition was scanty and imperfect, and the supply of food still scantier.
THE FELON'S TRACKMICHAEL DOHENY
Here they are scantier, and gotten with great difficulty; there much larger, and with greater ease.
Thank heaven they will receive scantier mercy at his hands than they received at the king's.
WULF THE SAXONG. A. HENTY
As they advanced, the groups of trees and shrubs grew scantier, and at length almost wholly disappeared.
Such are the scanty records, and scantier relics, of a very long life.
He was not sure even whether his own sisters did not treat him with scantier reverence than of yore.
THE EUSTACE DIAMONDSANTHONY TROLLOPE
It is a curious river—full of currents and shifting sand—the water getting scantier as you descend.
THE SHIP DWELLERSALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Similar to the European development, but with scantier traces of the presence of man.

WORD OF THE DAY

machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION