Part of speech: noun

The quality of being rare; something valued for its scarceness.

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Usage examples "rarity":

  1. After listening to a few reproaches for the rarity of his visits and receiving forgiveness in a very cordial " Better late than never," he turned towards his pole, and was much astonished to hear himself addressed by Madame de Godollo as follows:- " Monsieur," she said, " I hope you will pardon the indiscretion I have, in the heat of conversation, committed about you. - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
  2. Rarity of happy Hindu faces. - "India and the Indians", Edward F. Elwin.
  3. You condemn me without a hearing, swayed by the influence of a carefully educated dislike, retorts he: 'Alas for the rarity Of Christian charity Under the sun! - "Mrs. Geoffrey", Duchess.