He would rank with Wolfe; indeed, considering the exiguity of his means, his feat would surpass that of Wolfe.
The strong sonorous voice of the layman was in singular contrast with the exiguity of his thin, stunted frame.
No lean-jowled, hungry-looking devotees, living in exiguity and droning in exinanition their prayers,––not by any means.
inadequacy; scantiness; littleness
Latin exiguus 'scanty'