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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Scarce \Scarce\ (sk[^a]rs), a. [Compar. {Scarcer} (sk[^a]r"s[~e]r); superl. {Scarcest}.] [OE. scars, OF. escars, eschars, LL. scarpsus, excarpsus, for L. excerptus, p. p. of excerpere to pick out, and hence to contract, to shorten; ex (see {Ex-}) + carpere. See {Carpet}, and cf. {Excerp}.] 1. Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon. [1913 Webster] You tell him silver is scarcer now in England, and therefore risen one fifth in value. --Locke. [1913 Webster] The scarcest of all is a Pescennius Niger on a medallion well preserved. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of. [Obs.] "A region scarce of prey." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy. [Obs.] "Too scarce ne too sparing." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {To make one's self scarce}, to decamp; to depart. [Slang] [1913 Webster] Syn: Rare; infrequent; deficient. See {Rare}. [1913 Webster] Scarce From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Scarce \Scarce\, Scarcely \Scarce"ly\, adv. 1. With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just. [1913 Webster] With a scarce well-lighted flame. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The eldest scarcely five year was of age. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Slowly she sails, and scarcely stems the tides. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He had scarcely finished, when the laborer arrived who had been sent for my ransom. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Frugally; penuriously. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: scarce adv 1: only a very short time before; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats [syn: {barely}, {hardly}, {just}, {scarcely}, {scarce}] adj 1: deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand; "fresh vegetables were scarce during the drought" [ant: {abundant}]

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