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Quotes of scarce

  1. The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate. – Francis Bacon
  2. I board with a poor Scotchman: his wife can talk scarce any English. – David Brainerd
  3. A good book, in the language of the book -sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one. – Oswald Chambers
  4. Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it. – John Donne
  5. Scarce any problem will appear more hard and difficult, than that of determining the distance of the Sun from the Earth very near the truth: but even this... will without much labour be effected. – Edmond Halley
  6. And understand that scarce spectrum is used today for example for cell phone operators, they have to pay for the airwaves they use, for their services. – Robert McChesney
  7. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below. – John McCrae
  8. If a commodity were in no way useful, - in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, - it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labour might be necessary to procure it. – David Ricardo
  9. Rules are to be initiated for the allotment of scarce raw materials etc; and their use and processing for other than war, or otherwise absolutely vital, goods is prohibited. – Hjalmar Schacht
  10. Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight. We must start this process now, since future engagements are likely and allies are scarce – Ellen Tauscher
  11. Man hath still either toys or care: But hath no root, nor to one place is tied, but ever restless and irregular, about this earth doth run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He says it is so far, that he has quite forgot how to go there. – Henry Vaughan
  12. We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second. – Horace Walpole
  13. The country remains dependent on oil. But as we are now learning, oil is becoming increasingly scarce – Armstrong Williams

Usage examples for scarce

  1. Good pearls are scarce and dear, and Silas Filey is on the look out for some." ” – The Second String by Nat Gould
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Scarce anybody has come in yet. ” – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. He is a young fellow still, or what we call so, being scarce thirty years old. ” – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  6. He descended rapidly, though scarce a gleam of light was there to guide his steps. ” – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. Provisions began to be scarce in Gebal, and the governor writes to Egypt for corn. ” – Patriarchal Palestine by Archibald Henry Sayce
  8. Scarce a day passed but he appeared in public as the woman's escort. ” – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  9. “ 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
  10. 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
  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. “ I can scarce believe that it is I who write. ” – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  13. Yea, said the wood- wife, else scarce had she been a friend to me. ” – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  14. “ " I scarce know," he replied. ” – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  15. “ 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
  16. And come at a bad moment, when money's scarce – The Fourth Series Plays, Complete by John Galsworthy
  17. Cow hands are scarce and I don't aim to lose one except in the line of business. ” – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  18. “ " You scarce know what you promise," he said. ” – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  19. The next few days were busy enough, and I scarce rested by night or day. ” – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  20. But even there they are very scarce – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

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