There is a dearth of evidence that Swift himself plotted to kill King.
It cites heavy paperwork, a lack of online filing options and a dearth of local and foreign-language resources.
The dearth of reporting on what is broken in these systems has measurable effects on our policies and, more important, on us.
The FDA is hoping to remedy the dearth of knowledge with a plea aimed at influential drugmakers.
One marked difference from years past is the dearth of new reality shows ordered up by the broadcast networks.
If I foresee a dearth, may I not keep my commodity till then?
And this not in times of dearth or scarcity, but rather as a relish.
Is there such a dearth of lilies in our Israelitish gardens that you must wear on your heart a Philistine thistle?
During the winter of 1846-7 there was a peculiar season of dearth.
I believe such a dearth of appellatives is the invariable rule in the fishing villages of the North Sea.
mid-13c., derthe "scarcity" (originally used of famines, when food was costly because scarce; extended to other situations of scarcity from early 14c.), abstract noun formed from root of Old English deore "precious, costly" (see dear) + abstract noun suffix -th (2). Common Germanic formation, though not always with the same sense (cf. Old Saxon diurtha "splendor, glory, love," Middle Dutch dierte, Dutch duurte, Old High German tiurida "glory").
a scarcity of provisions (1 Kings 17). There were frequent dearths in Palestine. In the days of Abram there was a "famine in the land" (Gen. 12:10), so also in the days of Jacob (47:4, 13). We read also of dearths in the time of the judges (Ruth 1:1), and of the kings (2 Sam. 21:1; 1 Kings 18:2; 2 Kings 4:38; 8:1). In New Testament times there was an extensive famine in Palestine (Acts 11:28) in the fourth year of the reign of the emperor Claudius (A.D. 44 and 45).