The doctor and the priest made scant
reply to her shrill reiterations of her daughter's story, with more disturbing details of her own, to the divided vows of vengeance against Mr Glass for murdering, and against Mr Todhunter for being murdered, or against the latter for having dared to want to marry her daughter, and for not having lived to do it.
She therefore replied by glancing over her scant
habiliments; but Clare gently urged her.
He fancied that she nodded her comprehension; and with that scant
solace he had to trudge off through the rain.
New York society was, in those days, far too small, and too scant
in its resources, for every one in it
A goodly sight it is to see the grand old housekeeper (harder of hearing now) going to church on the arm of her son and to observe-- which few do, for the house is scant
of company in these times--the relations of both towards Sir Leicester, and his towards them.
He wandered aimlessly about, searching for food, which he discovered beneath small rocks, or hiding in the shade of the scant
brush which dotted the ground.
She could not well refrain from comparing the scant
protection afforded her by Clayton with what she might have expected had Tarzan of the Apes been for a single instant confronted by the sinister and menacing attitude of Monsieur Thuran.
With her sensitive nature all disapproval had weight, even the disapproval of those for whose opinions she had scant
One robe each was kept, one ax, one tin pail, and a scant
supply of bacon and flour.
He slept a scant
five hours, and only one with a constitution of iron could have held himself down, as Martin did, day after day, to nineteen consecutive hours of toil.
Once again these old eyes have seen this fair haven," the Ancient Mariner, beside them gazing, babbled; and Daughtry could not help but notice the way the wheat-farmer and the pawnbroker pricked their ears to listen and glanced each to the other with scant
Turning, Maggie contemplated the dark, dust-stained walls, and the scant
and crude furniture of her home.
Then all is blank; and afterward the rains beat against the grimy window-panes, or the snows fall upon my scant
attire, the wheels rattle in the squalid streets where my life lies in poverty and mean employment.
I, who had been hailed Prince of the Oyster Pirates, who could go anywhere in the world as a man amongst men; who could sail boats, lay aloft in black and storm, or go into the toughest hang-outs in sailor town and play my part in any rough- house that started or call all hands to the bar--I didn't know the first thing I might say or do with this slender little chit of a girl-woman whose scant
skirt just reached her shoe-tops and who was as abysmally ignorant of life as I was, or thought I was, profoundly wise.
Sometimes, especially at the beginning, the record is very scant