Usage examples for scarce

  1. " I scarce know," he replied. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  2. " You scarce know what you promise," he said. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  3. I can scarce believe that it is I who write. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  4. And come at a bad moment, when money's scarce. – The Fourth Series Plays, Complete by John Galsworthy
  5. I followed in an agony scarce less than her own; but she repelled me with her hands, uttering piercing shrieks. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  6. Cow hands are scarce, and I don't aim to lose one except in the line of business. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  7. Provisions began to be scarce in Gebal, and the governor writes to Egypt for corn. – Patriarchal Palestine by Archibald Henry Sayce
  8. As in a dream, I see thee here, and scarce believe mine eyes. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  9. The next few days were busy enough, and I scarce rested by night or day. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  10. Good pearls are scarce and dear, and Silas Filey is on the look out for some." – The Second String by Nat Gould
  11. And now, to conclude, Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other, and scarce in that; for it is true, We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct, as Poor Richard says. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  12. Scarce a house or hut in the colony escaped the flames. – An Historical Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Colonies Of South Carolina And Georgia, Volume 1 by Alexander Hewatt
  13. But even there they are very scarce." – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  14. Scarce a day passed but he appeared in public as the woman's escort. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  15. Quite upset at finding his friend so wasted, with his face white like a sheet, and scarce a sign of life save the sparkle of his innocent, loving eyes, Pierre responded: " But I would have come sooner if I had known you were in need of me! – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  16. Scarce anybody has come in yet. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  17. He is a young fellow still, or what we call so, being scarce thirty years old. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  18. Yea, said the wood- wife, else scarce had she been a friend to me. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  19. I can scarce see your form, but surely I have heard the voice of my boy;- my long absent boy. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood