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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

Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.
Mark Twain

To the dumb question, 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, 'Why not?'
Christopher Hitchens

How is it they live in such harmony the billions of stars - when most men can barely go a minute without declaring war in their minds about someone they know.
Thomas Aquinas
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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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