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ˈskɛərs liscarce·ly

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. scarcelyadverb

    Synonyms:
    barely, hardly

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. barely, hardly, just, scarcely, scarceadverb

    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, scarcelyadverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scarcelyadjective

    Synonyms:
    hardly, barely, but just, with difficulty

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "scarcely":

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

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#398little
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#2506exactly
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#8208barely
#8675precisely
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#67015scantily

How to use scarcely in a sentence?

  1. Dalton Vos:

    I’m prettystockedup now, but I’m trying to use it scarcely, that way, I can give it to someone who is in need more than I am.

  2. James Fenimore Cooper:

    The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other.

  3. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    Scarcely any political question arises in the United States that is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question.

  4. Archibald MacLeish:

    The one man who should never attempt an explanation of a poem is its author. If the poem can be improved by it's author's explanations it never should have been published, and if the poem cannot be improved by its author's explanations the explanations are scarcely worth reading.

  5. Thomas Arnold:

    My object will be, if possible, to form Christian men, for Christian boys I can scarcely hope to make.


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