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Scantness   Listen
noun
Scantness  n.  The quality or condition of being scant; narrowness; smallness; insufficiency; scantiness. "Scantness of outward things."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Scantness" Quotes from Famous Books



... trustees and alumni against him, nothing seemed to be before him but resignation and a small professorship in a Southern College. It was a straightened life that he had led when he came to Washington for the first time as President, scandalizing the servants of the White House with the scantness of his personal effects. There had been neither the time nor the means nor probably the energy for larger human contacts. And something inherent always held him back from the world, something which diverted him to academic life, which when ...
— The Mirrors of Washington • Anonymous



Words linked to "Scantness" :   spareness, deficiency, scant, meagerness, scantiness, leanness, sparseness, thinness, exiguity, poorness, meagreness, inadequacy, wateriness



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