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
"he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"
One could scarcely find any trout in the stream without the stocking program.
One could scarcely expect the man to know how to fly a helicopter.
Almost not at all; by a small margin.
with difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just
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Rank popularity for the word 'scarcely' in Adverbs Frequency: #327
The numerical value of scarcely in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of scarcely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.
There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.
Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.
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