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Definition of Scarcely


  1. With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.
  2. Frugally; penuriously.

Scarcely Quotations

The relationship between parents and children, but especially between mothers and daughters, is tremendously powerful, scarcely to be comprehended in any rational way.
Joyce Carol Oates

If I revealed all that has been made known to me, scarcely a man on this stand would stay with me.' and 'Brethren, if I were to tell you all I know of the kingdom of God, I do know that you would rise up and kill me.
Joseph Smith, Jr.

My parents, especially my father, discussed the question of my brothers' education as a matter of real importance. My education and that of my sister were scarcely discussed at all.
Emmeline Pankhurst

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Charles Dickens

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
Virginia Woolf
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Scarcely Translations

scarcely in Afrikaans is skaars
scarcely in Dutch is kwalijk, amper, nauwelijks
scarcely in Finnish is tuskin
scarcely in French is concise
scarcely in German is knappe, knapp
scarcely in Hungarian is bajosan
scarcely in Italian is paggio, appena
scarcely in Latin is aegre egre (adv.), vix
scarcely in Portuguese is apenas, mal
scarcely in Spanish is apenas, escasamente
scarcely in Swedish is knappt, knappast

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