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Definition of Hardly

Hardly

  1. In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
  2. Unwillingly; grudgingly.
  3. Scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly.
  4. Severely; harshly; roughly.
  5. Confidently; hardily.
  6. Certainly; surely; indeed.

Hardly Quotations

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Carl Sagan

It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.
Lech Walesa

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
John Ruskin

A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept. - St. Jerome
A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.
St. Jerome

Anyone who is interested in the psychology of children will have observed that whereas one child will resist temptation or seduction, another will easily yield to it. There are children who will hardly oppose any resistance to the invitation of an unknown person to follow him; others who react in an opposite way in the same circumstances.
Karl Abraham
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Hardly Translations

hardly in Afrikaans is skaars
hardly in Dutch is amper, nauwelijks, kwalijk
hardly in Finnish is tuskin
hardly in French is le temps de
hardly in German is hart, kaum
hardly in Hungarian is alig
hardly in Italian is difficilmente, appena
hardly in Latin is aegre egre (adv.), vix
hardly in Norwegian is nesten ikke, neppe
hardly in Portuguese is mal, apenas
hardly in Spanish is apenas
hardly in Swedish is knappt, knappast
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