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Definition of "scantness" [scant•ness]

  • The property of being scant. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scantness" in a sentence
  • "And maybe the scantness of the apron could be seen as a comment on "food insecurity.""
  • "Have we not seen the mockery crown and sceptre of the exiled St.arts in St. Peter's? the medal struck so lately as 1784 with its legend, HEN IX MAG BRIT ET HIB REX, whose contractions but faintly typify the scantness of the fact?"
  • "Here haply when the rest was spent, and scantness of food set them to eat their thin bread, and with hand and venturous teeth do violence to the round cakes fraught with fate and spare not the flattened squares: _Ha!"