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scanty

(skăn′tē) [ME. from O. Norse, skamt, short]
Not abundant; insufficient, as a secretion.
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for the Stoic, [logos] is an eternal property, a remedy against the scantiness of our dimensional lot.
This scantiness is not surprising given absence of MIGA guarantees to private investors to protect against corruption and consumer conflict risks.
The reason for the scantiness of tales related to the boundary was probably the fact that the estate boundaries did not have a large role in the peasants' everyday life, and that the transmission of the information about them from one generation to another was not so important.
This rebuilding effort is reflective of the Filipino value of pakikipagkapwa or "concern for others" and pagtulong at pagdamay or "helping through sharing of food, temporary shelter, and basic necessities despite scantiness of resources." Despite this rebuilding effort, the community is still vulnerable to future recurrence of disaster due to poor quality of materials to build homes and the proximity to each neighbor.
Due to the scantiness of available data, the model is limited to the aggregate of both male and female university graduates combined.
Asante (2000), however, blames colonial conspiracy for the scantiness of literature and criticism on Zimbabwean dance.
He also confesses, "I later realized that one of the benefits for me of Nat Turner's story was not an abundance of historical material but, if anything, a scantiness" (Styron 1967, 439).
Background: The nation decries the scantiness of Black male teachers in classrooms.
(7) The criteria of atypia included the presence of the major malignant features including; nuclear enlargement associated with increased nuclear cytoplasmic ratio, hyperchromatism, chromatin clumping with moderately prominent nucleolation and irregular nuclear borders, bi or multinuclation, and scantiness of the cytoplasm and variations in size and/or shape of the cells and nuclei.
His professed lack of appetite gives way to a manic cycle of greed and repulsion, the scantiness of his desire to an exaggeration of both desire and disgust.
(47) He describes one of his romances, Elissa, as 'an attempt, difficult enough owing to the scantiness of the material left to us by time, to recreate the life of the ancient Phoenician Zimbabwe, whose ruins still stand in Rhodesia.' (48) In his preface to Elissa he speculates on the origins and the 'decline and fall' of this civilisation as if it were the mighty Roman Empire, as follows: ...
Poor quality of the material, either because of extensive tumor necrosis or crushing artifact, and the scantiness of the tumor cells were thought to be the causes of error in cases 4 and 5.