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(of a gas, esp the atmosphere at high altitudes) having a low density; thin; rarefied

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92) LDF's argument--that the rareness of the death penalty made the selection of eligible defendants "arbitrary"--allowed some Justices in the majority to voice their concerns about the discrimination present in the application of the death penalty, even when those concerns were not based on intentional discrimination as required for invalidation under the Equal Protection Clause.
It contains the discourse of the whole world, which is at this day most beautiful; a thing of that singularity, curiousness, and rareness, that England hath not the like again.
She reserves rareness for her venture into the new world of modern innovation in oriental school.
To its rareness, the temple possess six secret 'nilavara' A, B, C, D, E and F (vaults to keep the assets safely).
At the other end of the spectrum, most universities are not offering courses dealing with international business and VRIO (value, rareness, immutability and organization) analysis.
manufacture rareness in the appointment of state-funded counsel beyond
8220;The wolf color appeal must be according to its rareness in a region.
Egyptian words such as "obelisks," "Basilisks," "catafalque," and "Amenalk," among a plethora of others, with their oddness and rareness, are encrusted in the poetic space for their dazzling effect and not for their signification.
These indicators are value, rareness, imitability, and substitutability.
Fred Chappell begins his latest collection of poetry by quoting Montaigne as a wry challenge to the reader: "It is a wonderful testimonie of our judgments imbecilitie, that it should commend and allow things, either for their rareness or noveltie, or for their difficultie, though neither goodnesse or profit be joyned unto them (Montaigne, Essays, bk.