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    hardly

    hardly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hardly

    Definition
    (adv) only a very short time before
    Synonyms : barely , just , scarce , scarcely
    Example Sentence
    • they could barely hear the speaker
    • we hardly knew them
    • just missed being hit
    • had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open
    • would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave
    Definition
    (adv) almost not
    Synonyms : scarcely
    Example Sentence
    • he hardly ever goes fishing
    • he was hardly more than sixteen years old
    • they scarcely ever used the emergency generator
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