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Definition of Barely

Barely

  1. Without covering; nakedly.
  2. Without concealment or disguise.
  3. Merely; only.
  4. But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped.

Barely Quotations

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

As most of the population suffers through life, barely surviving, disappointed and confused day after day, hopeless, wondering what happened to their strong and beautiful country, it is in the media's power to restore, if not some of our quality of life, at least a bit of our peace of mind.
Steven Van Zandt

We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.
Bill Bryson

We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God, we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.
Russell M. Nelson

Being called ugly and fat and disgusting to look at from the time I could barely understand what the words meant has scarred me so deep inside that I have learned to hunt, stalk, claim, own and defend my own loveliness.
Margaret Cho
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Barely Translations

barely in Afrikaans is skaars
barely in Dutch is kwalijk, nauwelijks, amper
barely in Finnish is tuskin
barely in German is kaum, knapp
barely in Italian is appena
barely in Latin is vix
barely in Portuguese is apenas, mal
barely in Spanish is apenas
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