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Rare

Describing a coin that is extremely difficult to find. Depending on its quality, a rare coin may be quite valuable, depending on demand from collectors and investors. However, a rare coin may be a highly illiquid asset. See also: Numismatics.
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I would say if you asked about the rareness of Usain Bolt he's up there with some of the best in any sport.
If this theory of the rareness of appropriate karma were true, I would predict, then, that among those children who recall previous lives the great majority of them would be reincarnations of holy or saintly people, people who had accumulated the needed appropriate good karma.
Single parent Tracey said despite the rareness of Liam's illness she never dwelt on their misfortune.
But the Boro boss is not an advocate of a winter break and, bearing in mind the rareness of long weather-related breaks and the variety of times in which they occur, it makes sense.
The deer's unusual fearlessness, its whiteness, and the position of the horn evoke associations of the unicorn, an ancient legendary and biblical figure emblematic of rareness, innate strength, tirelessness, innocence, purity, intractableness, and untamableness (Numbers 23:22, Job 39:9-10).
The eco-cities, despite their rareness, are using clean and renewable energy, and adopting environmental engineering, all in a bid to build a clean planet.
The critical features of this death were the rareness of this tumour, the critical position of the tumour within the trachea and the rapidity of the deterioration on November 16.
These plants are "at-risk" due to over-harvest, loss of habitat or by the nature of their innate rareness or sensitivity.
Sir Thomas Herbert, 1629 Some Yeares Travaile into Asia and Afrique First, here and here only Is generated the Dodo, Which for shape and rareness May antagonize the Phoenix of Arabia: Her body is round and fat, Few weigh less than fifty pound, And reputed of more for wonder than for food.
The rareness and exclusivity of these Scotch whiskeys will hold appeal to both collectors and those who simply enjoy a rewarding single malt experience.
The Australian fauna has not yet been studied using modern methods of phylogenetic reconstruction and, as with many other spiders, the Australian mimetids have had a checkered taxonomic history due in part to the rareness of specimens in museum collections and the lack of published studies on ecology and distribution.
A possible reason for this situation can be found in the relative rareness of changes made to electoral rules.