Definition of Sparsely

1. Adverb. In a sparse manner. "Sparsely inhabited"

Partainyms: Sparse



Definition of Sparsely

1. adv. In a scattered or sparse manner.

Definition of Sparsely

1. Adverb. In a scattered or sparse manner; scantily; widely apart; thinly. ¹

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Definition of Sparsely

1. sparse [adv] - See also: sparse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sparsely

sparrow hawk
sparrow hawks
sparrow limit
sparrowhawk
sparrowhawks
sparrowless
sparrowlike
sparrows
sparrowwort
sparry
spars
sparse
sparsely (current term)
sparseness
sparsenesses
sparsening
sparser
sparsest
sparsification
sparsified
sparsifier
sparsifiers
sparsify
sparsifying
sparsing
sparsities
sparsity

Literary usage of Sparsely

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1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1885)
"Elytra a little wider than the thorax, very sparsely and irregularly punctate, ... Prosternum coarsely sparsely punctate in front, smooth posteriorly, ..."

2. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1901)
"constricted; sheaths sparsely hairy; ligule obsolete; blades variable, ing, 1 to 4 ft. high, very stout; lower nodes much swollen, upper 6 to 14 in. long, ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1878)
"Brownish opaque, sparsely clothed with short erect hair. ... Front shining, sparsely granulate. Thorax as wide as long, a little narrowed in front; ..."

4. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"with 5 broad ribs and little or no beak: pappus of unequal sparsely plumose ... sparsely Iv lii-pid \vith ..."

5. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1915)
"Occiput dark brown, rather sparsely clothed with coarse, narrow, curved, pale-yellow scales, denser towards the sides, margins of eyes and the cheeks white ..."

6. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1903)
"In one of the later cases, having stopped the arsenic and given small doses of potassium bromide, the child developed a discrete, sparsely distributed, ..."

7. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"Hares are found in all the low hills and in most ravines and sparsely cultivated tracts ; four kinds of partridges are met with, but not plentifully. ..."

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