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(skăn′tē) [ME. from O. Norse, skamt, short]
Not abundant; insufficient, as a secretion.
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For example, the contributors to Hiller (2005) make only the scantiest references to environmental considerations.
59) The BIA termed the Choctaw youth "the unenrolled" and took Belvin to task not only for failing to open up the tribal rolls to the youth but also for in many cases failing to maintain any records or even the scantiest of information about the tribe's youth.
Prosecutors shipped Williamson to death row (his friend Dennis Fritz received a life sentence without parole) on the scantiest of evidence.
Although the return of the IDPs would not have had even the scantiest trivial security or demographic threats to Israel, their return has been blocked since the establishment of the state despite high court rulings in certain cases.
Some of these interpretations have relied on the scantiest of evidence while others are simply mistaken in their analysis of the period.
attorneys, pursuing the country's "war on drugs," have focused relentlessly on convicting and incarcerating even small-time neighborhood drug dealers and their girlfriends and family members, especially from inner-city neighborhoods, even on the scantiest of evidence.
Which aristocrat graced Celebrity Love Island in the scantiest of bikinis and spent most of the time flirting with Paul Danan?
We have only the scantiest direct testimony from Conrad about Eliot--two terse and rhetorically contradictory references in his letters.
When he began collecting blowtorches, he could find only the scantiest of information.
You hope somebody's coming, your real parents, your true guru, but finally it's you who leaves, magic You have the scantiest of directions and no map but dreams.
As Aiken herself acknowledges, the application rates to BSN programs declined steadily over the last half of the 1990s, and we have the scantiest of anecdotal evidence that this trend has reversed itself.