How to use Sparse in a sentence
The population of this region, however, is sparse, and its growth is slow.
It is a well-wooded tract, in many places stretching out in charming glades like an English park, but it has a very sparse population and little cultivated land.
The hills are inhabited by a very sparse population of Mhairs, an aboriginal race.
All over the Veluwe are heaths, scantily cultivated, with fields of rye and buckwheat, cattle of inferior quality, and sheep, and a sparse population.
Many districts are fertile, but some, particularly those in the south-eastern part of the province, do not produce sufficient grain for the requirements of the sparse population.Advertisement
It will be seen that the population is sparse, less than 62 persons per square mile.
The population is sparse, frequently nomadic and addicted to plunder; progress in the arts and habits of civilization is small.
Cumberland was originally a part of Rehoboth, and then of Attleborough, Massachusetts, and for many years was called, like other sparse settlements, the Gore or Attleborough Gore.
But the pure Laos are still distinguished by the high cheek-bones, small flat nose, oblique eyes, wide mouth, black lank hair, sparse beard, and yellow complexion of the Thai and other branches of the Mongol family.
The postal service is unavoidably limited and defective, owing to the rugged character of the country, its sparse population, and the large percentage of illiterates.Advertisement
Sparse scrub timber, of little value except for posts, poles and rough beams and for fuel, occupies the region westward to approximately the longitude of the Pease river.
The beard is sparse, and, with the exception of the moustache, which is sometimes worn, especially in central Tibet, it is plucked out with tweezers.
All of these were originally salt-steppes, and, where the soil is still highly impregnated with salt, have only a sparse covering of shrubs, mostly members of the Salsolaceae, with thick, greyish green, often downy leaves.
Every one recognizes now that the poverty and sparse population of Sweden unfitted her for such a tremendous destiny.
The population (35,000) on the shores of the lake is sparse, and the towns - Schlusselburg (5285 inhabitants in 1897); New Ladoga (4144); Kexholm (1325) and Serdobol - are small.Advertisement
Petaline hairs, though sparse and scattered, present occasionally the same arrangement as those which occur on the leaves; thus, in Bombaceae they are stellate.
Their eyebrows are sparse, or they have no brows at all.
The results are as interesting from a morphological point of view (showing the subtle and gradual modifications of these organs in their various adaptations), as they are sparse in taxonomic value, far less satisfactory than are those of the hind-limb.
It was originally intended that this should eventually be extended across the territory to Cowie Harbour (Sabuko Bay) on the east coast, but the extraordinary engineering difficulties which oppose themselves to such an extension, the sparse population of the territory, and the failure of the existing line to justify the expectations entertained by its designers, combine to render the prosecution of any such project highly improbable.
Even amongst savages there are few communities, and those but sparse, which subsist entirely upon what is directly provided by nature.Advertisement
However, actual evidence of this is sparse to say the least.
In general, the correspondence becomes more voluminous as time goes on, with the earlier years being particularly sparse in their documentation.
Evangelical theology is being decimated by this teaching that seems so zealous " to discover how sparse the faith that justifies can be.
Destined chiefly for private use or for presents, their decoration was delicate rather than rich, the color chiefly employed being brown, or reddish brown, under the glaze, and the decoration over the glaze being sparse and chaste.
Toward the Arctic circle, the timber becomes, of course, sparse, low, gnarled and distorted.Advertisement
Should Aspen be left alone to inhabit these sparse niches - the remote and craggy woodland refugia?
Scarify to remove unwanted material, spike and top-dress, seed in sparse patches.
At the top of the menu you can find a category list, albeit one looking remarkably sparse at the moment.
The Brow Color is a similar product to the liner, providing a powdery mineral color to fill in a sparse brow naturally.
In turn, sparse eyebrows on an ebony beauty can be almost completely invisible.
There are no synthesizers or samplers employed, only the sparse instrumentation listed.
Sweetest Gift was simply gorgeous; a sparse accompaniment, guitar and bass only, with trio vocals.
Passengers on her outer decks seemed sparse from what I could see - sensible people indeed !
For sure it did n't look sparse in the marquees, in the Star bar with its excellent organic Wild Hare Ale.
The stands, normal pretty full, were all more than half empty and extremely sparse in places.
Evangelical theology is being decimated by this teaching that seems so zealous to discover how sparse the faith that justifies can be.
This lessens the sterile, clinical feel that often pervades traditional, sparse bathrooms.
Plain white linens reinforce a sparse, modern aesthetic.
Nourishing, conditioning, and growth-accelerating formulas are also available for women with sparse, short, or dry lashes.
If the eyebrow looks good, but sparse, fill it in with an eyebrow pencil or shadow.
Women with sparse, uneven, crooked or completely bare brows often turn to permanent eye makeup as a way to create natural, groomed, clean brows.
Those with sparse or no eyebrows will appreciate the visible difference permanent cosmetics can make.
If you're constantly purchasing brow pencils, gels and powders to fill in your sparse brows with, you know those costs can add up!
Sparse and lacking any extra features, this set includes a slightly rounded mirror over a flat tabletop.
Shape them with brow gel, fill them into the shape you desire if they're sparse or brush them upward for a look that is truly, well, brow-raising!
The company claims that one can expect these results no matter how sparse, brittle, short or thin your current lashes are.
Latisse is a prescription used to treat hypotrichosis, a condition that causes inadequate or sparse eyelashes.
This kind of sparse upbeat racket still has the power to move me, for which I am immensely grateful.
That is the conclusion of an analysis of household survey data from Nepal, a largely agrarian society with a sparse road network.
Lower infralittoral Sparse kelp park, dominated by foliose algae except where grazed.
That interesting but sparse description can in no way prepare you for the music of brother/sister duo Chuck and Mary.
This project involved optimal estimation of vehicle static weight using sparse noisy data from a small spatial array of pressure sensors.
Here, acoustic guitar and bass, brushes and sparse piano create a melancholy evocation of memories of lost times and old friends.
Factorial screening techniques, either full factorial screening techniques, either full factorial or sparse matrix approaches, have proved successful in the crystallization of many proteins.
In addition, some hunts breed foxes in areas where their numbers are sparse to ensure an adequate number for the " sport " .
Franco's info gleaned beforehand from the sparse pickings on the web had proved useful - camping was a good call.
The understorey is a sparse layer of elder, hawthorn with some regenerating cherry.
The trees became sparse and were replaced by tall, thick heather.
The first one is a structured improvisation articulating sparse elements into a cold, detached organism.
In the typical rushy grassland sedges are sparse, but in the more diverse areas glaucous sedge is prominent.
By default, cp detects holes in input source files via a crude heuristic and makes the corresponding output file sparse as well.
The archeological evidence for Anglo-Saxon Herefordshire is disappointingly sparse.
Ground survey at some of the linear monuments such as stone rows is comparatively sparse.
In fairness, the English literature on double jeopardy is relatively sparse.
Sadly, the literature on this topic is still somewhat sparse.
The Gospel accounts are fairly sparse - they were writing for people who knew what crucifixion meant.
Shopping facilities remain sparse yet should benefit from the further developments planned.
Passengers on her outer decks seemed sparse from what I could see - sensible people indeed!
London office space shrinks 18 July 2006 London office space is becoming increasingly sparse, according to new research by estate agent Frank Knight.
For sure it didn't look sparse in the marquees, in the Star bar with its excellent organic Wild Hare Ale.
Chances were sparse in a second half stalemate, with Barry unable to shake off the shackles despite forcing a couple of goalmouth scares.
Pets with white coats or areas of sparse hair may need sunblock.
Pastoral communities are always scattered very thinly over large areas; agricultural populations may be almost equally sparse where advanced methods of agriculture and labour-saving machinery are employed; but where a frugal people are situated on a fertile and inexhaustible soil, such as the deltas and river plains of Egypt, India and China, an enormous population may be supported on a small area.
The coast district, composed of sand dunes, is succeeded by a plateau covered in part with sparse vegetation.
All these spaces contain a similar coagulable fluid with sparse corpuscles, and all are lined by ciliated cells.
Full matrices store their all of their elements in a block of memory; sparse matrices keep a list of the non-zero elements.
What little rain does fall supports sparse, scrub vegetation.
These patches represent the triangles of the sparse polyhedral approximation to the original shape surfaces.
During this time there is a yelling voice and sparse, tribal drumming.
In darker skins, much like other skintones, eyebrows can be either - bushy and dark along, or sparse and lost on the face.
If you're looking for something sparse and extremely low-key, you should have no problem finding something of that nature, either.
Apply powder eye shadow, which looks more natural than eyebrow pencil, to your brows with a stiff, slanted brush to fill in sparse areas.
If you've gone crazy with the tweezers only to be left with a thin and sparse brow shape, a permanent cosmetic artist can help you recreate the eyebrows you desire.
Because simple dresses are often sparse on beading, sequins, and lace detail, you may find yourself spending less and shopping with designers you may not have considered.
As a result, wedding aisle decorations may end up looking sparse or incomplete because there wasn't enough time or budget remaining to make them as elegant as the rest of the celebration.
Just a touch of color can brighten up sparse bedding in an instant, and varieties of blue are often favored in sleep environments for their soothing effect.
While cakes will expand in the oven, it's harder to join two sides of a very narrow, sparse cake together than it is to join sides of a plump cake.
However, resources for modern copyrighted music are more sparse.
Action was sparse in the beginning of the game, but it helps to get use to the layout of the control scheme and hone your attacking skills.
Pubic hair changes from sparse and downy to denser and coarser.
The speech of children with receptive aphasia is both delayed and sparse, ungrammatical, and poorly articulated.
Rarely is there music accompaniment to this part of the lesson, and even verbal instruction is sparse.
However, permanent facial hair removal methods like electrolysis are also handy for individuals who suffer from just a few sparse, but thick, hairs that grow in various places around the facial or chin area.
Some discount retailers also have compact models, though the selection is even more sparse.
Brow kits are perfect for women with very sparse brows, because they contain brow powder to fill in and brow wax to set, or women with short brows that they need to extend.
All the major locations are represented and for the more sparse areas, you will have to specify regions or territories.
Jobs for kids under 16 may seem sparse, but diligence and an entrepreneurial spirit can result in more jobs than a young teen can handle.
Sling swimsuits may be shocking because of their sparse fabric, but that's precisely the reason why so many love this style.
The paragraphs are very sparse and since you won't even receive any numbers, you may be better off trying your hand elsewhere.
The lighting was sparse, which created an advantage for Jackson.
He moseyed to the kitchen to bolster his sparse lunch where he found Fred eating sauerkraut, a gift from a neighbor lady, directly from a jar.
The number of vectors in the plot is kept to a manageable value by only plotting vectors for pixels on a sparse regular matrix.
In the sparse case, the nonsymmetric Lanczos algorithm produces a nonsymmetric tridiagonal matrix.
Principal Inclusions Rounded limestone (including oolite ), sparse rounded quartz and red iron ore.
He had quite a large paunch, and his hair was sparse, tho his scalp was not completely bald.
The head of this list is iteratively decimated and the list updated until a target number of vertices for the sparse polyhedron is met.
Cabin sizes vary though all are sparse and small, giving passengers more reason to mingle on deck rather than relax in their staterooms.
Though her sparse version of the song stands in stark contrast to Houston's big and bold pop take, Parton's minimalism only adds to the sadness of the story of love that just has one too many obstacles.
Small ships that are part of mainstream lines offer familiar amenities and facilities, but may seem sparse or crowded compared to larger vessels.
Quarantine stations are usually fairly sparse, consisting of concrete stalls with floor drains, and chain link gates.
Cardiac dog parvo symptoms are sparse and come on quite rapidly.
The dwarf kinds are disappointing; they flower so freely, and the growth of the plants is so sparse that they always appear stunted.
In actuality, sparse bikinis rely on a fairly complicated design that needs a good underwire support system.
Research into why these terms came to be was a bit sparse, but there must be a story behind why these two nicknames became so widespread in the cheer community.
If you find that it's sparse or disjointed, look elsewhere.
In 2001, the California singer/songwriter Gary Jules recorded a sparse, slowed down version of the song for the soundtrack to the indie film, Donnie Darko which starred a young Jake Gyllenhaal.
The hosting offered is usually fairly sparse, and website support is almost nonexistent, but it is a valid alternative.
Drente took part in the revolt of the Netherlands, and being a district covered by waste heath and moor was, on account of its poverty and sparse population, not admitted into the union as a separate province, and it had no voice in the assembly of the states-general.
Unfortunately what has been written about the label has been either sparse, speculative or utter balderdash.
With sparse but clever staging, the space became several homes, a prison, a country dale and a hospital.
Trees are somewhat sparse, but visitors will find the small greens difficult to reach in par figures.
Linear programming problems are processed by sparse simplex (SSX) with both PRIMAL and DUAL variants.
Radially placed gaps in the tissue (at first erroneously interpreted as medullary rays, but subsequently more aptly compared to the air-spaces of large Algae) contain very sparse hyphae, which here branch more freely than elsewhere.
It supported a large number of villages and small towns, whose remains are remarkably well preserved, and still serve to shelter a sparse pastoral population.
As waterways all the rivers labour under the drawbacks of rapids, mud-banks at their mouths, banks overgrown with forest, sparse population, and currents liable to serious variations due to irregularity of supply from the mountains and sudden rainfalls.
In modern times the population remains sparse, and pending the complete restoration of the water conduits the soil is unproductive.
Owing to the sparse population and difficulties of communication in a great part of the dominion, the inquiry, though referred to a single date, is not completed on that day, a month being allowed to the enumerator for the collection of his returns and their revision and transmission to the central office.
Although it has wool and top hair, the latter is so sparse and fine that the coat may be considered as one of close even wool.
The light jackets came off early as the pair pedaled along, mostly riding side by side since the rural roads carried sparse traffic.
The great mass of the vegetation, however, is of the low-growing type (maquis or garrigue of the western Mediterranean), with small and stiff leaves, and frequently thorny and aromatic, as for example the ilex (Quercus coccifera), Smilax, Cistus, Lentiscus, Calycotome, &c. (2) Next comes, from 1600 to 6500 ft., the mountain region, which may also be called the forest region, still exhibiting sparse woods and isolated trees wherever shelter, moisture and the inhabitants have permitted their growth.
Hunter opened the drape, painting Jeffrey Byrne's sparse belongings in early afternoon sunlight.
As for the eye-lashes, not only are they comparatively short and sparse, but also they converge instead of diverging, so that whereas in a European the free ends of the lashes are further distant from each other than their roots, in a Japanese they are nearer together.
Originally nomads (hunters and fishers), all the Finnic people except the Lapps and Ostyaks have long yielded to the influence of civilization, and now everywhere lead settled lives as herdsmen, agriculturists, traders, &c. Physically the Finns (here to be distinguished from the Swedish-speaking population, who retain their Scandinavian qualities) are a strong, hardy race, of low stature, with almost round head, low forehead, flat features, prominent cheek bones, eyes mostly grey and oblique (inclining inwards), short and flat nose, protruding mouth, thick lips, neck very full and strong, so that the occiput seems flat and almost in a straight line with the nape; beard weak and sparse, hair no doubt originally black, but, owing to mixture with other races, now brown, red and even fair; complexion also somewhat brown.