Hardly

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Definition

hardly: scarcely, barely
adverb
I hardly know you! We only met two minutes ago.
Horatio hardly ever uses the internet. He's scared of someone stealing his identity.

Pronunciation examples
UK: No I won't come home with you. I hardly know you.
US: Horatio hardly ever uses the internet.
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Examples

  • "Donna : I hardly ever check my e-mails."
  • "They were hardly going to tell me the idea was a stinker (although Philip did make some rather blunt comments)."
  • "Harold : And I've hardly sold any of them!"
  • "Bruno : Doctor, that's hardly a scientific method-"
  • "I hardly think there are any virgins left at this company, and certainly no one who knows how to ride a zebra!"

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