There is a dearth of evidence that Swift himself plotted to kill King.
It cites heavy paperwork, a lack of online filing options and a dearth of local and foreign-language resources.
The FDA is hoping to remedy the dearth of knowledge with a plea aimed at influential drugmakers.
And sure enough, Afghan civilians and officials have welcomed the U.S. commitment, despite its dearth of specifics.
I don't know about the expansion, but I do know a bit about the 2009 dearth of American manufacturers, which was true.
If I foresee a dearth, may I not keep my commodity till then?
For who does not know what a dearth there is of wise men, if yet any one be to be found?
Is there such a dearth of lilies in our Israelitish gardens that you must wear on your heart a Philistine thistle?
"A very acceptable one in these days of dearth," said Mary, blushing.
I believe such a dearth of appellatives is the invariable rule in the fishing villages of the North Sea.
mid-13c., derthe "scarcity" (originally used of famines, when food was costly because scarce; extended to other situations of scarcity from early 14c.), abstract noun formed from root of Old English deore "precious, costly" (see dear) + abstract noun suffix -th (2). Common Germanic formation, though not always with the same sense (cf. Old Saxon diurtha "splendor, glory, love," Middle Dutch dierte, Dutch duurte, Old High German tiurida "glory").
a scarcity of provisions (1 Kings 17). There were frequent dearths in Palestine. In the days of Abram there was a "famine in the land" (Gen. 12:10), so also in the days of Jacob (47:4, 13). We read also of dearths in the time of the judges (Ruth 1:1), and of the kings (2 Sam. 21:1; 1 Kings 18:2; 2 Kings 4:38; 8:1). In New Testament times there was an extensive famine in Palestine (Acts 11:28) in the fourth year of the reign of the emperor Claudius (A.D. 44 and 45).