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How to use scantiness in a sentence

Chopin was anxious to go to Majorca, but for some time was kept in suspense by the scantiness of his funds.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
Knowing the scantiness of the Oriental breakfast, we are not surprised.
OLD-TIME MAKERS OF MEDICINEJAMES J. WALSH
The scantiness of the streams of fresh water was thought at first unfavourable, but good springs have since been found by digging.
THE VOYAGE OF GOVERNOR PHILLIP TO BOTANY BAYARTHUR PHILLIP
I know I do not exaggerate the scantiness of my resources or the difficulties of my life.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS, VOL IIIARTHUR MEE AND J.A. HAMMERTON, EDS.
From the scantiness of salted provisions, the article salt was become as scarce.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH COLONY IN NEW SOUTH WALES, VOL. 1DAVID COLLINS
Two sons were abroad as attachés of an embassy, struggling with the scantiness of their salary and the demands of their position.
WOMAN TRIUMPHANTVICENTE BLASCO IBAEZ
I know I do not exaggerate, unconsciously and unintentionally, the scantiness of my resources or the difficulties of my life.
THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD CHARLES DICKENS
Her maid had been newly hired, and she was almost ashamed of the scantiness of her own possessions in the eyes of her servant.
MISS MACKENZIEANTHONY TROLLOPE
Out into the rain, despite the scantiness of his attire, went Charlot, followed closely by La Boulaye and one or two stragglers.
THE TRAMPLING OF THE LILIESRAFAEL SABATINI
Nor had he to blush for the scantiness of his costume, for he saw that he was in "undress" in the highest style of that country.
FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOONJULES VERNE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 29, 2021
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curtail

WORDS RELATED TO SCANTINESS

  • curtailment
  • dearth
  • defalcation
  • deficit
  • failure
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • lapse
  • leanness
  • paucity
  • pinch
  • poverty
  • scantiness
  • scarcity
  • shortfall
  • tightness
  • underage
  • want
  • weakness
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