Usage examples for paucity

  1. Every inventor knows how largely his fate lies in the hands of a competent and alert patent attorney, in both the preparation and the prosecution of his case; and Mr. Sprague is justified in observing in his Century article: " The paucity of controlling claims obtained in these early patents is remarkable." – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. In the first place, the poverty of the farms and the paucity of settlements created a scarcity of provisions and rendered it difficult for the French armies to resort to their customary practice of living upon the land. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes