barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarce(adverb)
only a very short time before
"they could barely hear the speaker"; "we hardly knew them"; "just missed being hit"; "had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"; "would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"- W.B.Yeats
in a sparse or scanty way
"a barely furnished room"
By a small margin.
Almost not at all.
without covering; nakedly
without concealment or disguise
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
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3973
Rank popularity for the word 'barely' in Adverbs Frequency: #277
barley, bearly, bleary
The numerical value of barely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of barely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We barely have time to react in this world, let alone rehearse.
You keep suggesting we' like' something, stop it, because we barely like you.
All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth we fully flower in heaven.
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Translations for barely
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- едва, самоBulgarian
- a penesCatalan, Valencian
- juuri ja juuri, pelkästään, hädin tuskin, nipin napin, tuskin lainkaan, ainoastaan, tuskin, töin tuskinFinnish
- à peineFrench
- air èiginnScottish Gaelic
- nesten ikke, bare så vidt, så vidtNorwegian
- ledwie, ledwoPolish
- apenas, malPortuguese
- de abiaRomanian
- еле, только, едва, лишь, [[почти]] [[не]], еле-елеRussian
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