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01. Wild panda bears are becoming increasingly [rare], and scientists are afraid that soon they will become extinct.
02. I [rarely] have time to play tennis these days because I'm so busy at work.
03. Dial telephones have become a [rarity] in today's push-button world.
04. This coin is quite valuable because it is really [rare].
05. Big families are quite [rare] these days, though they were fairly common in my parents' generation.
06. Mahatma Gandhi was a man of [rare] integrity and vision.
07. Dorothy likes her steak [rare], but I prefer mine well-done.
08. Jean Anouilh once said that beauty is one of the [rare] things that do not lead to doubt of God.
09. Ernest Hemingway once said, "Happiness in intelligent people is the [rarest] thing I know."
10. Mark Twain remarked that it is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so [rare].
11. Oscar Wilde observed that the pure and simple truth is [rarely] pure, and never simple.
12. There is a Mexican proverb which observes that love is too [rare] to be lost on jealousy.
13. There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that if you visit [rarely], you will be more loved.
14. Parrots, most famous of all talking birds, [rarely] learn a vocabulary of more than twenty words, whereas other less known birds learn up to 100.
15. The [rarest] rainforest animal is the golden lion tamarin, with less than 250 specimens left in the world.
16. The use of hot water for bathing is very [rare] in the remote villages of Nepal, where fuel is too precious to use for such purposes.

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