Definition Barely

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Definition

barely: hardly, narrowly, only just, scarcely
adverb
I barely know the guy who just asked me out!' I don't know him very well at all.
I barely caught my plane! I got to the departure gate only five minutes before the plane left!

Examples

  • "Moira, get me a glass of water, I can barely contain my excitement."
  • "My prices are so small you can barely see them."
  • "I had barely started reading your e-mail before I began laughing hysterically."
  • "I can barely"
  • "Day 15 : I barely have the strength to write this entry."
  • "San Francisco - In a move that is barely newsworthy, Industrial Fruit Concern Inc. (NASDAQ: IFC) has made a multi-billion dollar offer to acquire a local juice boutique."

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