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  • n  an acute insufficiency
  • n  an insufficient quantity or number

  • With pulp fiction dominating the market, there is a dearth of good novels and novellas in the bookstores.
  • With diet food flooding the stores, there is a dearth of genuine food in the market.
  • There is not dearth of talent in this country. Only it begs to be nurtured.
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  • A newly discovered old map of the Battle of Craney Island | Our Story
    Unlike the Civil War, the War of 1812 in Hampton Roads left such a dearth of artifacts and records that it's been tough finding ways to illustrate what are some pretty dramatic but strangely invisible stories.        
    June 13, 2013 - Daily Press
  • Stock Downgrades: Dark Day for Lululemon
    You know it's a dull day on Wall Street when, amid a dearth of economic data, a packaging stock is easily the NYSE's top performer. Not to take anything away from KapStone's ( KS ) 17.90%
    June 11, 2013 - Nasdaq

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