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Definition of Scarcely


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

Scarcely Quotations

Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
Abraham Lincoln

The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it.
Elbert Hubbard

I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
George Washington

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
George Washington

Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
Victor Hugo
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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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