Definitions for narrowly

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  1. narrowly(adverb)

    in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions

    "he interprets the law narrowly"

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  1. Narrowly(adv.)

    With close adherence to the literal meaning of a text; as, to interpret narrowly; to construe narrowly; to read narrowly; -- used especially of laws and contracts.

  2. Origin: [AS. nearulice.]

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  1. narrowly(Adverb)

    In a narrow manner; without flexibility or latitude.

    They regarded the new idea rather narrowly.

  2. narrowly(Adverb)

    By a narrow margin; closely.

    They narrowly escaped collision.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Narrowly(adverb)

    with little breadth; in a narrow manner

  2. Narrowly(adverb)

    without much extent; contractedly

  3. Narrowly(adverb)

    with minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly

  4. Narrowly(adverb)

    with a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped

  5. Narrowly(adverb)

    sparingly; parsimoniously

  6. Origin: [AS. nearulice.]


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