paucity

Definition: Fewness; scarcity

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The Condition and Prospects of Imaginative Literature at the Present Day ... - By Alexander Maxwell
...Doubtless its importance owes something to the comparative paucity of poetry produced at the present period, but, on the other hand, a contributory cause of this paucity is the attraction of the rival literary form ....
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...Here again T found the tally agreeing exactly; the carriers ' men were able to supplement the paucity of the written words with a few details ....
Middlemarch - By George Eliot
...Any inward debate Lydgate had as to the consequences of this engagement which had stolen upon him, turned on the paucity of time rather than of money ....
Tarzan of the Apes - By A.C. McClurg & Company, Edgar Rice Burroughs
...I am deeply pained, Mr. Philander, that you should have evinced such a paucity of manly courage in the presence of one of the lower orders, and by your crass timidity have caused me to exert myself to such an unaccustomed degree in order that I might resume my discourse . "...
The American - By Henry James
...It had that paucity of detail which is yet not emptiness, that blankness which is not simplicity, that look of being committed to nothing in particular, of standing in a posture of general hospitality to the chances...
Plain Tales from the Hills - By Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton
...He complained to the Government, in stately language, of ` the paucity of help accorded to me in my earnest attempts to start a potentially remunerative industry, and the flippancy with which my requests for information are treated by a gentleman whose pseudo-scholarly attainments should at leasi have taught him the primary differences between the Dravidian and the Berkshire variety of the genus Sus ....
What Maisie Knew - By Henry James, Henry James Collection (Library of Congress)
...by revealing to her so attractive, so enthralling a name : the sideshows, each time, were sixpence apiece, and the fond allegiance enjoyed by the elder of our pair had been established from the earliest time in spite of a paucity of sixpences ....
Before Adam - By Jack London
...danger was his paucity of language would not permit him to say ....
Forces in Fiction - By Richard Burton
...This is not said in the spirit of detraction, but merely to bring home the thought that we have fallen on a paucity of real character-creation, which results in an almost...
The Writing and Selling of Fiction - By Paul Revere Reynolds
...Writers, paucity of, who have written Latin elegantly and correctly, ix ....
An adopted husband - By Shimei Futabatei, Buchachiro Mitsui, Gregg M. Sinclair
...As he looked at her, turned away from him, and at the paucity of her back hair arranged artificially to give the impression of abundance, he could not help recalling the night before, and he felt indescribable disgust ....
The Wrongs of Indian Womanhood - By Marcus B. Fuller, Jennie Fuller, Pandita Ramabai
...He said the paucity of the total number was partly due to the calamities--plague and famine--of the year, and partly to the prohibition of all marriages on account of the year being a Sinhast year ....
A Guide to the Best Fiction in English - By Ernest Albert Baker
...1899 A simple, supremely tragic story of moral retribution falling on a husband for his unbridled lust and egotism, and on his wife for an act of momentary weakness : the history of their inner lives, with an extreme paucity of external incident ....
Brazenhead the Great - By Maurice Henry Hewlett
...All this--the paucity of such charges--was very encouraging, and disposed Captain Brazenhead to be eloquent ....
The Explorer - By William Somerset Maugham
...If people choose to put a higher value on the means than on the end, I can only pass with a shrug of the shoulders, and regret the paucity of their intelligence . ' '...
The Well-beloved - By Thomas Hardy
...The gods of party were present with their embattled seraphim, but the brilliancy of manner and form in the handling of public questions was only less conspicuous than the paucity of original ideas ....
The Art of the Novelist - By Henry Burrowes Lathrop
...They are insincere, as all sensationalism is insincere, and they manifest the paucity of their own creative power ....
The Ivory Tower - By Henry James, Percy Lubbock
...had children, a son and a daughter, this is indispensable, for diminution of the fact of paucity of children; but he has lost successively these belongings--there is nothing over strange in it; the death of his son, at 16 or 18 or thereabouts, having occurred a few years, neither too few nor too many, before my beginning, and having been the sorest fact of his life ....