Definition of scarcity:
poverty, lack, want, failure, scattering, crunch, rarity, excess, poverty, scarceness, deficit, scantness, hairsbreadth, few, defect, lacuna, group, minority, underage, scantiness, drought, lack, famine, one or two, inadequacy, shortcoming, undersupply, inadequateness, shortfall, shortage, inadequacy, deficiency, pinch.
And when there was great scarcity of gold in the city, and the magistrates were considering where to get it, the Roman ladies, meeting together and consulting among themselves, out of the golden ornaments they wore contributed as much as went to the making the offering, which in weight came to eight talents of gold.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
- "A Canadian Bankclerk", J. P. Buschlen.