[ UK /ɛɡzˈɪɡjuːəs/ ]
  1. extremely scanty
    an exiguous budget
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How To Use exiguous In A Sentence

  • I could with but slight difficulty find my way back to Jon IV, or Jon X, or Jon CLXXVI, Dei gratia capitulum, but Messrs. D & M do not even accord me that exiguous courtesy. Quakers in Spain
  • Given these exiguous resources, Faulkner's political achievements down to the end of 1973 were not inconsiderable.
  • My, you gave me an exiguous amount of time to answer that!
  • The same Sunday Times which, in among exposés of torrid love affairs between teachers and schoolgirls in country towns, in among pictures of pouting starlets in exiguous bikinis, comes out with revelations of atrocities committed by the security forces, reports that the minister of the interior has granted a visa allowing Breyten Breytenbach to come back to the land of his birth to visit his ailing parents. From 'Summertime': Notebooks 1972–1975
  • The herdboy in the broom, already musical in the days of Father Chaucer, startles (and perhaps pains) the lark with this exiguous pipe; and in the hands of the skilled bricklayer, The Wrong Box
  • this kind of immigrant group " basically live in the United States' mid countryside, signs of human habitation is exiguous .
  • The schizoid character of this ‘exiguous’ condition is compounded by the fact that the attitude of belonging to two cultures is often not shared by the majority culture.
  • Of course I have other reasons for thinking so -- dozens of exiguous threads which lead vaguely up towards the centre of the web where the poisonous, motionless creature is lurking. Chennai
  • His exiguous chapter on slavery in American Notes was lazily annexed word-for-word from a famous abolitionist pamphlet of the day, and employed chiefly to discredit the whole American idea. The Dark Side of Dickens
  • So, I went to China with an exiguous expense account, a list of places to be visited and described and a very rudimentary command of Mandarin. A Conversation with Chris Stewart, author of Driving Over Lemons
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