[ UK /dˈɜːθ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɝθ/ ]
  1. an acute insufficiency
  2. an insufficient quantity or number
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How To Use dearth In A Sentence

  • While it is true that the Hogwarts tales are supposed to appeal to young readers, personnel at bookstalls say that there is no dearth of adult readers who cannot wait to see what Rowling has in store in the new book.
  • But, in the verity of extolment, I take him to be a soul of great article, and his infusion of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of him, his semblable is his mirror, and who else would trace him, his umbrage, nothing more. Hamlet
  • And only a mouthpiece from a similar background with a similar dearth of experience under fire would consider using those words. Quote of the day
  • Yet there appears to be a dearth of qualified people who are both willing and able to step forward and provide better leadership.
  • I asked myself where my mother could be, whether she'd also been able to withstand the poison, her lungs adapt to this solitary inclemency and the dearth of oxygen.
  • It was disappointing to read two recent articles: ‘Summer events threatened by dearth of helpers’ and ‘Guild disbands as membership falls’.
  • In becoming that figure, he also brought out the essential weakness of official Unionism, its demoralised passivity, its sentimental traditionalism, its dearth of ideas, its hangdog lack of creative energy.
  • San Francisco Unified is not alone in trying to find ways to address the dearth of minority teaching candidates.
  • In addition, while Dole faced criticism that she had no prior elective experience, there was scant attention paid to the dearth of women in executive positions of power in the United States.
  • Broughan is hardly alone in feeling piqued at the dearth of vision amongst the suits at Queen Margaret Drive.
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