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Definitions of rarity:

  1.   State of being uncommon; value arising from scarcity; thinness; opposed to density; rare bit, a dainty morsel.
  2.   noteworthy scarcity
  3.   The state or quality of being infrequent or uncommon; a choice or scarce article; unusual excellence; thinness; as, the rarity of the air at a height.
  4.   That which is rare; an uncommon thing; a thing valued for its scarcity.
  5.   Rareness; a rare thing.
  6.   something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  7.   The quality of being rare; something valued for its scarceness.
  8.   State of being rare; something uncommon.
  9.   The quality or state of being rare; rareness; thinness; as, the rarity ( contrasted with the density) of gases.
  10.   State of being rare: thinness: subtilty: something valued for its scarcity: uncommonness.
  11.   a rarified quality; " the tenuity of the upper atmosphere"

Antonyms for rarity:

adequacy, norm, acceptability, par, satisfactoriness, sufficiency, ordinary, usual.

Quotes for rarity:

  1. Marry for Love, an Heroick Action, which makes a mighty noise in the World, partly because of its rarity and partly in regard of its extravagancy. – Mary Astell
  2. Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison. – Walter Bagehot
  3. A self made man is a rarity and hated by the parasites that floated to fame thought their parents, relatives and contacts. – Al Goldstein
  4. Hey, every once in awhile the secondary form works better than the original but it's certainly a rarity – Jaime Hernandez
  5. The idea of a Japanese comedian was not only a rarity it was non -existent. – Pat Morita
  6. I like the whole package to be good, It's a rarity that that happens, so I end up not working a lot. – Robin Wright Penn
  7. I think my mistakes were kind of common- leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days. – Dick Schaap

Usage examples for rarity:

  1. Its excessive rarity is owing to the siege of Vienna by the Turks: a bomb fell on the author's house, and consumed the principal part of his indefatigable labours. ” – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. It is a book of extraordinaiy rarity no perfect copy that can be traced having previously occured for sale." ” – The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 by Sebastian Brandt
  3. But a pure yellow Tea rose is still a rarity – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  4. These immense forests had covered this part of Southern Germany for countless years; trees one hundred years old were no rarity among them. ” – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  5. What he held was the half of a lead pencil, a rarity to him, given to him now as a prize at school. ” – Out of the Triangle by Mary E. Bamford
  6. Well, it would be real uneek to cook one, or a hornet's nest, and would be a rarity for the Jonesvillians, and in the winter, if we run out of bird's- nest, you could cook a hen's nest. ” – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  7. Useless for them to flatter her about her dress, to treat her like a rarity if they offered callous, careless, off- hand remarks, such as " He plays very agreeably." ” – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  8. His garden was full of flowers, but of the most ordinary kinds; rarity was no recommendation to him. ” – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  9. So much indeed was I possessed with this uncomfortable resemblance in later weeks, when I had seen Blind George often, and knew more of him, that at last I had no choice but to fling the marble into the river; though indeed it was something of a rarity in marbles, and worth four " alleys" as big as itself. ” – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  10. The best and most intelligent of us admit the rarity and value of friendship; the worst and most ignorant of us are unwittingly the better for knowing some friendly companion. ” – The Perfect Gentleman by Ralph Bergengren
  11. This material, precious by its rarity and in greater request than any other, was used again and again until no trace of its original destination or of the buildings in which it was found remained. ” – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  12. “ Defarge refreshed himself with a draught of wine- but, he took less than was given to the stranger, as being himself a man to whom it was no rarity and stood waiting until the countryman had made his breakfast. ” – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  13. “ To combine these powers is to be a genius of great rarity – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
  14. “ A nurse with her head on ought to be a rarity according to Mrs. Bailey. ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  15. Pea Comb Plymouth Rocks and Duckwing Leghorns should not be considered because of their rarity – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  16. They were a great rarity in those days, and if one was lost hours were spent hunting it up. ” – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  17. Thence he carried me to the King's closett: where such variety of pictures, and other things of value and rarity that I was properly confounded and enjoyed no pleasure in the sight of them; which is the only time in my life that ever I was so at a loss for pleasure, in the greatest plenty of objects to give it me. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  18. The Sieur sent the wheat and it is a great rarity – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  19. “ O, the rarity of Christian charity! ” – Bohemian Society by Lydia Leavitt

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