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Derived from exiguous.
- The quality of being meagre or scanty.
1986, M. J. Vilares, Structural Change in Macroeconomic Models: Theory and Estimation, page 59:
- We have yet to treat the exiguity of the accounting framework and this exiguity draws away the interest to any empirical utilisation.
- 1991, Robert N. Swanson, Standard of Livings: Parochial Revenues in Pre-Reformation England, Christopher Harper-Bill (editor), Religious Belief and Ecclesiastical Careers in Late Medieval England: Proceedings of the Conference Held at Strawberry Hill, Easter, 1989, page 176,
- However, despite its exiguity, the vicarage did maintain an independent existence as a benefice, and the College continued to make presentations to the bishop of Worcester.
2002, Martin Bruegel, Farm, Shop, Landing: The Rise of a Market Society in the Hudson Valley, 1780—1860, page 21:
- They were one means by which to rise above exiguities and weather the turbulences in a precarious world.