Definitions for "Scarce"
Sparing; frugal; parsimonious; stingy.
Frugally; penuriously.
Keywords:  barely, scantly, yeats, flew, knew
With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.
by a small margin; "they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
Not plentiful or abundant; in small quantity in proportion to the demand; not easily to be procured; rare; uncommon.
Scantily supplied (with); deficient (in); -- with of.
Available in small supply; opposite of abundant. Usually meaningful only in relative terms, compared to demand and/or to supply at another place or time. See factor abundance, factor scarcity.
Keywords:  find, hard, war, meat, enough
Hard to find but to extremely so.
not enough; hard to find; "meat was scarce during the war"