|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (superl.) Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
2. (superl.) Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of.
3. (superl.) Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.
4. (adv.) Alt. of Scarcely
Scarce (6 Occurrences)
Acts 14:18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them. (KJV ASV WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 27:7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; (KJV WBS)
Genesis 27:30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. (KJV JPS ASV WBS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 8:9 a land in which you shall eat bread without scarceness, you shall not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you may dig copper. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Song of Songs 3:4 I had scarcely passed from them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, into the chamber of her who conceived me. (Root in WEB JPS DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 4:17 that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity. (See NAS NIV)