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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

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

I was dirt-poor. I could barely hold down a job. Eventually, though, I started getting small parts on shows like 'Smallville,' 'Supernatural'... and lots of really bad sci-fi movies. I was running around the woods in wolf contacts, covered in fake blood made out of pancake syrup, roaring.
Cory Monteith

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.
Mark Twain

I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
Charles Baudelaire
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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