Sentence Examples


  • The prosperity of the French shipping trade is hampered, by the costliness of shipbuilding and by the scarcity of outward-bound cargo.
  • Polygamy was rare, due possibly to the scarcity of women.'
  • The first noticeable effect of the crisis was a great scarcity of employment.
  • Scarcity was the new watchword as the focus turned to all the problems of the future, not all the possibilities.
  • As my professors told me the first day I started studying economics in college (and never tired of repeating), scarcity is the central underlying assumption of all economic theory.

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