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Meagerly   Listen
adjective
meagerly  adj.  Same as meager, 2. Opposite of ample.
Synonyms: meager, meagre.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Meagerly" Quotes from Famous Books



... was small and meagerly furnished. The walls were untinted and were relieved only by prints of English cathedrals, French chateaux, and like suggestions of the best things known to architecture. The bed was the commonest iron type; and the other articles of furniture were ...
— The House of a Thousand Candles • Meredith Nicholson

... day with a very successful business man who, although his business had extensive relations in many lands, was meagerly informed about the work of missions. I thought I might interest him by telling him something of the effects of missions upon commerce. So I told him about how the civilizing presence of missionary effort creates new demands which in turn increases trade. He listened comprehendingly for a while ...
— Brazilian Sketches • T. B. Ray

... buttoned meagerly up to his chin, the shutter-brain made him a bow, which, for courtesy, would not have misbecome a viscount, then turned with silent appeal to the stranger. But the stranger sat more like a cold prism than ever, while an expression of keen Yankee cuteness, now ...
— The Confidence-Man • Herman Melville

... and when the manufacturing industries were all carried on in the homes and small shops. Our rural people are now well-to-do, and manufacturing has moved over into a well-organized set of factories; but the isolated little school, shamefully housed, meagerly equipped, poorly attended, and ...
— New Ideals in Rural Schools • George Herbert Betts

... way up-stairs, the American found himself confronted on the fourth floor by a flood of light streaming through the open door of a before unoccupied room. It was a small room, meagerly furnished, but there was a fire in it and half a dozen people who laughed and talked at the top of their voices. Five of them were men he had seen before,—artists who lived in the house,—but the sixth was a woman whom he had never seen and ...
— Stories by American Authors, Volume 3 • Various

... from among her corn, bruising the grain between two stones, and setting her snares for rabbits and opossums." He takes us where we can feel the exhilaration from "a wild heath, whistled over by October blasts meagerly adorned with the dry stalks of scented shrubs and the bald ...
— History of American Literature • Reuben Post Halleck

... Stanwick. "Upon my honor, you are not very complimentary to my taste," he said, glancing around the meagerly furnished apartment. "As near as I can understand it, the house is occupied by three grim old maids. Each looks to be the twin of the other. This was the first shelter I could find, and I had carried you all the way from ...
— Daisy Brooks - A Perilous Love • Laura Jean Libbey



Words linked to "Meagerly" :   meagre, hardscrabble, miserable, deficient, exiguous, scarce, scanty, scrimpy, meager, sparingly, slenderly, insufficient, amply, hand-to-mouth, adequacy, meagrely, bare, stingy, minimum, spare, paltry, measly



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