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Definitions for rarely
ˈrɛər lirare·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldomadverb

    not often

    "we rarely met"


  1. rarelyadverb

    Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.

  2. rarelyadverb

    Unusually well; excellently.

  3. rarelyadverb

    To a rare degree; very.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Rarelyadverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rarelyadverb

    in a rare manner or degree; seldom; not often; as, things rarely seen

  2. Rarelyadverb

    finely; excellently; with rare skill. See 3d Rare, 2

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rarely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2399

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rarely' in Adverbs Frequency: #196

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rarely in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rarely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rarely in a Sentence

  1. President Trump:

    Vote for Congressman Devin Nunes, a true American Patriot the likes of which we rarely see in our modern day world, he truly loves our country and deserves everyone’s support.

  2. Radoslav Soth:

    The fact that I rarely could talk or ask about anything related to the gay scene didn't made my visits very enjoyable, and for all these reasons I left the 'mainstream' traveling or renting websites for Misterbnb.

  3. Aurora Berill:

    Don't try to change other people, people rarely change.

  4. Visnu Limwibul:

    Smartphones and anything related to the Internet will grow rapidly, but we rarely have them here. Makers of SSDs are in Malaysia.

  5. Janette Dill:

    Physicians rarely leave their jobs, it does seem to indicate that there is some dissatisfaction in the physician work force and the work force is not recovering to the same levels of the prepandemic period.

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