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Word: sparse

Definition: not thick; thinly scattered; scanty

Sentences Containing 'sparse'

Her turban was twice as large as the largest of any of the others; her eyebrows met, her nose was rather flat, her mouth was large but with ruddy lips, and her teeth, of which at times she allowed a glimpse, were seen to be sparse and ill-set, though as white as peeled almonds.

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