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- n. The state of being meager.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being meager; leanness; scantiness; barrenness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition or quality of being meager; leanness; poorness; scantiness; barrenness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being meager
And another thing they learned was that it was easier for one who has gorged at the flesh-pots to content himself with the meagerness of a crust, than for one who has known only the crust.
The next rains are not expected until April, by which time the meagerness of the harvest will be felt intensely by the people living in this region -- there will, once again, be hunger and starvation.
We are unjust people (having imaginary arguments strikes me as a bit lacking in proportion, not so mention meagerness of world), and so we are continually confused into failing to give unto each thing its due.
The Libya campaign also exposed the meagerness of European weapon stockpiles.
Although Johanna is aware of the meagerness of Georgia's allowance, she feels that the recent precipitous expansion of the neighborhood doll-housing market, coupled with the effects of informational asymmetries—namely, that Georgia can't really add yet—are enough to justify the risk.
These situations reveal the meagerness of my character.
And it appalls me that people who claim for their views the authority of science routinely and arbitrarily insist on a brutally reductionist notion of what a human being is, what the human mind is, that justifies as inevitable every sort of meagerness and rapacity.
They are free of the meagerness and nasty tannins that can beset lackluster Bordeaux years.
Monarchs were allied with religion, and meagerness would have been insulting to God.
Darkness provides us with a therapeutic limit-experience, illuminating the meagerness of human resources for experiencing, understanding and communicating the divine.