Definitions of rare

  1.   having low density rare gasses lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
  2.   not widely distributed rare herbs rare patches of gree in the desert
  3.   not widely known especially valued for its uncommonness a rare word rare books
  4.   of meat cooked a short time still red inside rare roast beef
  5.   recurring only at long intervals a rare appearance total eclipses are rare events
  6.   marked by an uncommon quality especially superlative or extreme of its kind what is so rare as a day in June J R Lowell a rare skill an uncommon sense of humor she was kind to an uncommon degree
  7.   Early
  8.   Nearly raw partially cooked not thoroughly cooked underdone as rare beef or mutton
  9.   Not frequent seldom met with or occurring unusual as a rare event
  10.   Of an uncommon nature unusually excellent valuable to a degree seldom found
  11.   Thinly scattered dispersed
  12.   Characterized by wide separation of parts of loose texture not thick or dense thin as a rare atmosphere at high elevations
  13.   Rareness
  14.   Scarce uncommon as a rare plant seldom happening unusual as a rare occasion excellent choice precious as rare old lace thin not dense as the rare air at the mountain top not well cooked almost raw as rare beefsteak
  15.   Rarely
  16.   Rarer
  17.   Rarest
  18.   comp RARER superl RAREST Thin of a loose texture not dense uncommon excellent extraordinary
  19.   Thin uncommon excellent
  20.   Infrequent exceptionally valuable choice
  21.   Rarefied thin
  22.   Not thoroughly cooked said especially of beef
  23.   Thinly scattered not dense porous not frequent scarce unusually excellent nearly raw
  24.   Occurring but seldom scarce unusual unusually excellent incomparable thin not dense

Quotes of rare

  1. To eat steak rare represents both a nature and a morality – Roland Barthes
  2. Honesty is as rare as a man without self -pity – Stephen Vincent Benet
  3. A well -written life is almost as rare as a well -spent one – Thomas Carlyle
  4. The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it – Margaret Drabble
  5. If you enjoy math and you write novels it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel I leapt at the chance – Mark Haddon
  6. Feasts must be solemn and rare or else they cease to be feasts – Aldous Huxley
  7. In the wintertime in the snow country citrus fruit was so rare and if you got one it was better than ambrosia – James Earl Jones
  8. From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits – Ernest Lawrence
  9. Government workers often get a bad rap but it's rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works – Matthew Lesko
  10. The other thing is that doctors test only the most common estrogen level There are three kinds of estrogen in a woman but they don't test the other two because they are so rare mine was the third kind of estrogen – Marie Osmond
  11. It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily – Arnold Palmer
  12. It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection which makes us believe and it is not true that as children we were imaginative – Cesare Pavese
  13. Curiosity is idle only to those who fail to realize that it may be a very rare and indispensable thing – James Harvey Robinson
  14. It's rare that I come across actors who are willing to work as hard on the material as I am – Donnie Wahlberg
  15. The tendency of old age to the body say the physiologists is to form bone It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified – Bob Wells

Usage examples for rare

  1. It is a rare opportunity – A Cathedral Singer by James Lane Allen
  2. There was not a corner of this rare country that he did not know – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  3. These moments were rare with her however – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton
  4. “ Is it not rare – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley
  5. “ Plasidas and other rare pieces ed – The English Novel in the Time of Shakespeare by J. J. Jusserand
  6. And a rare two hours' climb we had – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  7. But in the ordinary working mine it is rare – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  8. But these moments had grown rare – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  9. “ Madigan's rare laugh rang out – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  10. Isabel smiled in her rare way – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  11. But such luck is very rare – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  12. In this story I have told my own opinion which is of no interest to anyone of such rare men as Garshin ” – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  13. But a single step is all that is necessary except in rare cases ” – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  14. It was rare fun for him – Landolin by Berthold Auerbach
  15. And when the four children seized and held her declaring that she should not leave them a rare smile lighted up his weary face for a moment and he stretched out his hand to her with such a tender look of love as she had never in her life received from any one but her father – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  16. How many rare things were in him – Character by Samuel Smiles
  17. She is old enough to be my mother sir I whispered and this time at any rare she has told you the truth – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  18. Fate was playing less on him than through him a rare practical joke no more – The Mayor of Troy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  19. “ For market I prefer Ben Davis and Jonathan and for family orchard Rare Ripe Maiden's Blush and Winesap ” – The Apple by Various
  20. At such moments which are rare with me I fall silent and so I stood while the strange rage shook me and passed leaving me cold and very quiet – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers

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