• (adj): Not enough; hard to find.
    Example: "Meat was scarce during the war"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on scarce:

List Of Moths Of Great Britain (Zygaenidae) - Subfamily Procridinae
... centre (local) ‡ Adscita geryon Cistus Forester — south centre (Nationally Scarce B) Jordanita globulariae Scarce Forester — south (Nationally Scarce A) ...
List Of Moths Of Great Britain (Sesiidae) - Subfamily Paranthreninae
... Currant Clearwing — throughout England, local Wales, Scotland Isle of Man (Nationally Scarce B) Synanthedon vespiformis Yellow-legged Clearwing — south, central (Nationally Scarce B ...
Scarce (surname)
... Scarce is a surname ... Notable people with the surname include Kevin Scarce (born 1952), Royal Australian Navy admiral Mac Scarce (born 1949), American baseball player Michael Scarce (21st century), American writer ...
American Sociological Association - History - Controversies
... In 1991, Rik Scarce was suspected by authorities of being involved in campus vandalism and the release of animals at Washington State University ... Scarce's research concerned radical social movements - particularly issues dealing with animal rights ... Scarce engaged in conversations with individuals whom he believed to be involved with the incident ...
Mac Scarce - Career Highlights
... Scarce had a 2.42 ERA and appeared in 52 games in 1973 ... Scarce was the Phillies save leader in 1972 and 1973 ... leader in saves says considerably more about the 1972 Phillies than it does about Mac Scarce ...

More definitions of "scarce":

  • (adv): By a small margin.
    Example: "Would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
    Synonyms: barely, hardly, just, scarcely
  • (adj): Deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand.
    Example: "Fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought"

Famous quotes containing the word scarce:

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    If not, take heed to what I say,
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    Of rich men it telleth, and strange is the story
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    And they live and they die, and the earth and its glory
    Has been but a burden they scarce might abide.
    William Morris (1834–1896)