scantiness


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The formation of historical judgments lags behind that of physical judgments not only because of greater complexity and scantiness of the data, but also because to a large extent historians have not developed the habit of stating to themselves and to the public the systematic conceptual structures which they employ in organizing their data to anything like the extent in which physical inquirers expose their conceptual framework.
But while we meditate these unsettling contextual questions, Coverdale himself moves swiftly from Zenobia's ideas to her person: a "magnificent woman," meant for "the stage" or, better, to be the subject of "painters and sculptors"--preferably the latter because (as Coverdale's imagination turns semi-pornographic) "the cold decorum of the marble would consist with the utmost scantiness of drapery," so that, "chastely," he insists, "the eye might be gladdened with her material perfection, in its entireness" (3:44).
Are the drilldowns notable for their scantiness or their abundance?
The distribution of the bones from the pits is irregular, probably caused by the scantiness of the material--the pits provided only 236 determinable bone fragments.
Scantiness of phytoplankton in the north-western part is evidently related to insufficiency of nutrients.
2) Skeptics question what should be counted as social capital and how social capital should be measured, let alone the scantiness of available data (see Solow in Dasgupta and Serageldin 2000).
Main obstacles to the use of paid downloading are prices, scantiness of catalogue content and no possibility of listening to/viewing content before downloading.
After the match came further pleasures in the form of a dinner and a trip to the world-famous Follies Bergere, recorded in the club annals as being "a magnificent spectacle of scenery and costumes, in varying degrees of scantiness.
However, the court has already displayed a regrettable scantiness of courage in upholding the constitution against the invasions which the emergency provisions make by failing to provide remedy even for rights that have not been suspended.
The scantiness of white fertility reinforces Cottrell's theme of the precariousness of the colonisation of Queensland, which is contrasted with the 'strongly settled lands of New South Wales' where men stare 'strangely' at the unaccustomed sight of black Baada and her children.
What is more, the extent to which one is subjectively convinced of the correctness of such a "completed" image stands in curious disproportion to the scantiness of the information provided (Jahnke 69, Jones 88).
Back in '62, though, such scantiness was still rare and her appearance from the sea, like some kind of mythical siren, just takes your breath away.
Moreover, Rauschenbush reminded the Congress that no claim to a single polity, Methodist, Presbyterian Catholic, or otherwise, would stand the scantiness of evidence.
In a Christmas Eve message to Iraqis he said, ``As much as Iraq loves life, its people are ready for martyrdom in the defence of its land and air space, its scantiness and future.
No absolute certainty can be reached in this field, given the extreme scantiness of the available sources.