varavara

varavara, v.i. Spaced widely apart, sparse, infrequent, rare, uncommon.

Kia varavara te tangata ka ‘aere ei tāua.
Let the crowd thin out a bit before we leave;

‘E varavara ‘ua te manu mei tēia te tū i runga i tō mātou ‘enua.
Birds of this type are very rare in our country;

E tanu varavara i te meika.Space the bananas out well when you plant them; ‘E varavara ‘ua te aronga tei tae mai ana.
We only get occasional visits here;

E ‘aere mai ana ‘aia ki konei, ‘e varavara rā te taime.
He does come here, but at infrequent intervals;

‘E varavara tēnā tiare i teia ‘enua.
That flower is uncommon in this country.

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