scantity

scantity

(ˈskæntɪtɪ)
n
the quality of being scant or scarce
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Thus Heschel affirms: "Sickness, like sin, indicates frailty, deficiency, scantity [sic] in the make-up of man." (12) Among other things, "[s]ickness ought to make us humble," which is not a despicable virtue, especially "in a world where recklessness and presumption are the order of the day, and callousness dominates relationships between man and man...." (13) In short, for the doctor as well as the patient, the challenge posed by an illness is "how to grow spiritually in distress." (14)