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Definitions for rarely
ˈrɛər lirare·ly

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rarely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rarely, seldomadverb

    not often

    "we rarely met"

Wiktionary

  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.

ChatGPT

  1. rarely

    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.

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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Numerology

  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. Camille Kostek:

    When I like something I take a pic to remember when I feel stumped at the grocery store, … We have been on a journey of learning about what our different bodies love and respond well to and things that leave us in pain, inflamed or fatigued from! OH and I RARELY drink alcohol.

  2. Bjorn Lomborg:

    The IPCC is The IPCC report for climate science, but we tend tofocus very selectively on the worst news, often overstating the effects of Climate Change on extreme weather events. Oftenadaptation is ignored, although it can alleviate much or sometimes almost all of climate damages, although climate change in total has negative impacts, we rarely hear about thepositive impacts, such as aprofound global greeningof the planet, equivalent to two more continents of green, each the size of Australia.

  3. Hugh Dugan:

    Retribution for victims is rarely if at all available through U.N. processes, here’s thinking out of the box: Might victims be so motivated to bring the first sexual abuse case to the International Criminal Court? It was set up to prosecute individuals — not states — for the international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes when national courts are unwilling or unable to prosecute criminals. Filing such a case would challenge the culture of wristslapping and impunity, which is likely to persist.

  4. Bob Ekstrom, Pitt, MN:

    Tongue - a variety of meat, rarely served because it clearly crosses the line between a cut of beef and a piece of dead cow.

  5. Tracie Suderman:

    Im healthy and without comorbidities, (and) I rarely take new vaccines, but I am encouraging my 89-year-old mom with heart issues and cancer to consider getting the vaccine. She needs to have a life, and being in a protected state constantly isnt much of a life right now.

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