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be a rarity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe a raritybe a rarityRAREto not happen or exist very often Visitors were a rarity in the village. rarity
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be a rarityA sheriff who is dumb is a rarity.Breadwinner wives who are the couple's sole earners are a rarity, wives are typically joint but secondary earners.A member of the flock was a rarity, but which was it?In short, while most judiciaries exercise some discretion in adjudication, the existence of a truly independent judiciary is a rarity.Unlike the West, business luncheons are a rarity and evening entertainment almost never takes place in the home.The campaigners Margaret Thatcher is a rarity among national leaders in that she has a science background.I decided to skip dessert, which is a rarity for me.
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