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  • adj. comparative form of scarce: more scarce

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Examples

  • Jobs were scarce and getting scarcer, which is why he and Ryan had hit upon the idea of going through the city papers in search of paid medical tests. “Enough that they†™ ve got an ad for it. ” “No, but I mean, seriously, ” Ryan protested. “I can understand wanting blood or tissue donations for, I dunno, mangled faces or something, but breasts?

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  • World Socialist Web Site, the scarcer are the specialists and resources required to treat them.

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  • She also fundamentally (willfully?) misunderstands that addressing our energy challenges is not about making energy "scarcer," as she alleges the president's plan will do.

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  • Males are "scarcer" and no longer have an edge in jobs as they used to.

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  • However, as incredible as it is to enjoy fresh veggies and fruits now, it's smart to look ahead to the "scarcer" months.

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  • Shelf space becomes scarcer, the invasive species begin to assert themselves, and cocktail life becomes more confounding.

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  • In the UK, some familiar species will become scarcer as our rare habitats mires, bogs and moorlands are lost.

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  • This is partly driven by customer demand and the desire to know where clothing comes from – so we'll see tags on garments that tell you where every part of it was made, and some of this, I suspect, will be legislation-driven, too, for similar reasons, particularly as resources become scarcer and it becomes increasingly important to recognise water and carbon footprints.

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  • Last week I was in Berlin at the Global Water Summit 2011, a meet up for corporations that want to profit from water as it becomes scarcer.

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  • The Pentagon is focusing scarcer defense dollars on ways to counter the kinds of weapons China is now building.

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