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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

In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap.
Fareed Zakaria

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

From year to year, environmental changes are incremental and often barely register in our lives, but from evolutionary or geological perspectives, what is happening is explosive change.
David Suzuki

Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That's not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That's barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.
Thomas Carper
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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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