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Barely meaning

barely - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. in a sparse or scanty way; " a barely furnished room"
  2. 2. Without covering; nakedly.
  3. 3. Without concealment or disguise.
  4. 4. Merely; only.
  5. 5. But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped.

barely - examples of usage

  1. It was barely eight o'clock, so no other customers had arrived. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Each had barely standing ground for his own feet. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. But it was a dark night and the water was barely visible. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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