Asked • 06/05/19

Meaning of "Scarce"?

I'm reading Time Machine by H. G. Wells.And there is a sentence:"At first I scarce thought of stopping, scarce thought of anything but these new sensations".What does "scarce" mean in this context? Usually "scarce" means "not very much of something", but in this case .. it is like "to be scared of". Is that mistake or.. maybe it is "scarce usage of this word"?

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Jenna C. answered • 06/05/19

English Teacher with 7+ years of experience

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