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just sufficient

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conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent

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work hastily or carelessly

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limit in quality or quantity

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supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

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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 respect.
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 eyes.