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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCANTNESS

Wasn't there a good deal of talk about the scantness of some of the ladies' dresses?

This was the quelling they brought, a scantness of drink that seized him.

Her satin dress was a mere sheath, so conspicuous by its severity and scantness that every one in the dining-room stared.

Then immediately, through the scantness of the apartment, he heard the outer bell resound.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from scant (adj.) + -ness. Chaucer uses scantity.

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