Sales of such lingerie are scantier
than they were three years ago, but merchants such as Samer are loath to blame global economic problems on a reduction in raunchiness.
threats to Sudan as a whole; and these threats, receiving even scantier
When crude oil sold for less than $25/b, Tehran had a scantier
resource base on which to strengthen and project its nuclear and regional ambitions.
It was the scantiness of the Lord's loincloth which offended the Reverend Fathers, although I myself have seen scantier
ones in seventeenth-century Mexican churches.
They think that excessive light makes the thoughts wander, whereas scantier
and uncertain light concentrates the mind and conduces to devotion.
Airlines also invested in scantier
uniforms designed by noted designers to stave "off the well-traveled businessman's ennui" (p.
The excerpt from The golden notebook by Doris Lessing is scantier
in evaluative meaning because the landscape is a very limited background to the emotional entanglement of Ella and Paul.
are references to recent non-English works and often quotes to non-English authors refer only to their texts written in English (see e.
How can we ask developing nations, who enjoy far scantier
resources than ourselves, to stamp out corruption if we do not value justice enough to pursue it here?
While the scholarly literature on President Bush is much scantier
as yet, there is a similar reluctance to examine Bush's religious faith and its potential impact on day-to-day political decisions.
If the slogan "Islam is the solution" resonates with hundreds of thousands of voters, why replace it with another, more neutral slogan that might mollify the Copts but also produce a scantier
harvest of votes?
He is pleading with Halle to ask producers of the big budget film to tone down some of her scantier
Modern writers are scantier
in their treatment of it, as in Stephen B.
During the past several decades, the average American's exposure to UVB has increased considerably due to changing lifestyles--more outdoor recreational activities, more emphasis on tanning, scantier
clothing and a population shift to the southwestern U.
Media coverage has become scantier
and less edifying.