adjective, scarc·er, scarc·est.
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Idioms for scarce
- to depart, especially suddenly.
- to stay away; avoid.
Origin of scarce
OTHER WORDS FROM scarcescarceness, nounun·scarce, adjectiveun·scarce·ly, adverbun·scarce·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for scarce
Geological reality, not Waxman-Markey, is what is making energy “scarcer and more expensive.”
In her tiny house on the common four miles away firing was scarce, and food was scarcer.The Rebel of the School|Mrs. L. T. Meade
The result is that on the mainland transitional forms are scarcer than on the island.Mimicry in Butterflies|Reginald Crundall Punnett
But now their work was harder, and food was scarcer—for game is difficult to shoot in the forest.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado|Frank Aubrey
British Dictionary definitions for scarce
Derived forms of scarcescarceness, noun
Word Origin for scarce
Idioms and Phrases with scarce
In addition to the idiom beginning with scarce
- scarce as hen's teeth
- scarcely ever
- make oneself scarce