Definitions for rarely
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rarely.
"we rarely met"
Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.
Unusually well; excellently.
To a rare degree; very.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from rare.
Rarely they rise by virtue’s aid, who lie
Plung’d in the depth of helpless poverty. John Dryden, Juven.
Vanessa in her bloom,
Advanc’d like Atalanta’s star,
But rarely seen, and seen from far. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.
How rarely does it meet with this time’s guise,
When man was will’d to love his enemies. William Shakespeare.
Rarely refers to an event or action that does not occur often, infrequently, seldom, or not regularly. It is an adverb used to express the infrequency of a particular circumstance or event.
in a rare manner or degree; seldom; not often; as, things rarely seen
finely; excellently; with rare skill. See 3d Rare, 2
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rarely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2399
Rank popularity for the word 'rarely' in Adverbs Frequency: #196
The numerical value of rarely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of rarely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
It was not at all unusual for justices not to ask questions, thurgood Marshall rarely asked a question. Bill Brennan rarely asked questions.
So you saw me do something I very rarely do, i very rarely lose my cool, and I’m not proud of it and I don’t like it. But I also don’t like being accused of being hysterical, because that’s one of the things I try not to be on this show.
Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.
We rarely think that people have good sense unless they agree with us.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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Translations for rarely
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- raramentCatalan, Valencian
- raramente, poco frecuentemente, rara vezSpanish
- 滅多, 稀Japanese
- rareori, rarRomanian
- нечасто, редко, замечательно, изредка, исключительно, на редкостьRussian
- ovanligen, sällanSwedish
- selediko, plödakösömikoVolapük
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