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Synonyms for scarcely
ˈskɛərs li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

    Synonyms:
    just, barely, hardly, merely, scantily, exactly, simply, but, precisely, scarce, only, just now

  2. hardly, scarcely(adverb)

    almost not

    "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"

    Synonyms:
    scarce, hardly, barely, just

Wiktionary

  1. scarcely(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    barely, hardly

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scarcely(ad.)

    Synonyms:
    hardly, barely, but just, with difficulty

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hardly, barely, little, rarely, almost, sparsely, just

How to pronounce scarcely?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to use scarcely in a sentence?

  1. William H Gass:

    We have scarcely gotten home ... when our children's sneezes greet us, skinned knees bleed after waiting all day to do so. There is the bellyache and the burned-out basement bulb, the stalled car and the incontinent cat. The windows frost, the toilets sweat, the body of our spouse is one cold shoulder and the darkness of our bedroom is soon full of the fallen shadows of our failures.

  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

    I have never written the music that was in my heart to write; perhaps I never shall with this brain and these fingers, but I know that hereafter it will be written; when instead of these few inlets of the senses through which we now secure impressions from without, there shall be a flood of impressions from all sides; and instead of these few tones of our little octave, there shall be an infinite scale of harmonies - for I feel it - I am sure of it. This world of music, whose borders even now I have scarcely entered, is a reality, is immortal.

  3. Jesse Stuart:

    Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.

  4. Goethe:

    We cannot too soon convince ourselves how easily we may be dispensed with in the world. What important personages we imagine ourselves to be! We think that we alone are the life of the circle in which we move; in our absence, we fancy that life, existence, breath will come to a general pause, and, alas, the gap which we leave is scarcely perceptible, so quickly is it filled again; nay, it is often the place, if not of something better, at least for something more agreeable.

  5. Freya Stark:

    On the whole, age comes more gently to those who have some doorway into an abstract world-art, or philosophy, or learning-regions where the years are scarcely noticed and the young and old can meet in a pale truthful light.


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