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only the most laborious work at the scantiest remuneration"
Otherwise we are given no description of Beatrice's body, and only the scantiest description of her face.
If a country contains a million of labourers, but only capital enough to afford full employment to half that number, the poor fellows will bid against each other, and rather than not obtain work, will accept the scantiest pittance of wages.
In finding Dr Martin's fitness to practise impaired, GMC panel chairman Professor Brian Gomes da Costa said: "Dr Martin's decisions to administer large doses of strong painkilling drugs were made on the scantiest of evidence.
In delivering its verdict, panel chairman Professor Brian Gomes da Costa said: "Dr Martin's decisions to administer large doses of strong painkilling drugs were made on the scantiest of evidence.
But these mistakes are only the most obvious misreadings made by Tennyson in a poem that bears the scantiest possible resemblance to the volume by which it claims to have been inspired.
Several patients of the same sex may be treated at once in such an inclosure, the demands of modesty being satisfied by the scantiest of bathing attire.
Boost your brain," prods the label of Breyers Smart Yogurt with DHA Omega-3: Yet there's only the scantiest evidence that DHA can prevent memory loss, boost your IQ, or do anything else to your mind.
Clad in the scantiest of panties, this barely concealed bumwas plastered over a huge advertising hoarding that spannedthe road, effectivelyherding in the dipsomaniac hordes.
So the couple--first-time homeowners with only the scantiest experience in construction, design, and gardening--decided to convert part of that parking pad into a courtyard for summer dining and entertaining.
We now have only the scantiest of information on each classical CD.