in a thinly distributed way; not thickly or densely: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is very sparsely populated, as more than 90% of it is forested.
in a scanty or meager way: It was a large kitchen, but very sparsely equipped for cooking.
- un·sparse·ly, adverb
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How to use sparsely in a sentence
Those qualities include the savanna’s sprawling grasslands, sparse trees, cliffs and other vantage points, as well as bodies of water, which provided resources.
McCann knew he was a capable writer, but the career opportunities in the press were increasingly sparse.
The list of launch titles is still relatively sparse and, while the backwards compatibility is awesome, it probably won’t totally revolutionize the experience you have with your favorite game—at least not yet.Video games feel different on the PlayStation 5 and that’s a good thing | Stan Horaczek | November 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
GPT-3 has 175 billion parameters, “10x more than any previous non-sparse language model,” according to OpenAI researchers.New GPT-3 solutions can help speed up PPC ad and landing page copy creation | Ginny Marvin | November 2, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Denisovan genetic evidence remains sparse, says paleogeneticist Carles Lalueza-Fox of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona.The first Denisovan DNA outside Siberia unveils a long stint on the roof of the world | Bruce Bower | October 29, 2020 | Science News