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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Barely \Bare"ly\, adv.
1. Without covering; nakedly.
2. Without concealment or disguise.
3. Merely; only.
R. For now his son is duke.
W. Barely in title, not in revenue. --Shak.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: only a very short time before; "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"- W.B.Yeats [syn: barely,
hardly, just, scarcely, scarce]
2: in a sparse or scanty way; "a barely furnished room" [syn:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "barely":
a bit, a little, alone, baldly, by a hair, by an ace, closely,
ever so little, exclusively, exiguously, faintly, feebly, hardly,
imperfectly, inappreciably, inconsequentially, insignificantly,
just, just a bit, lightly, little, meagerly, merely, minimally,
minutely, nakedly, narrowly, nearly, negligibly, not hardly,
not quite, only, only just, plainly, purely, scantily, scarce,
scarcely, simply, simply and solely, singly, slightly, solely,
tant soit peu, triflingly, weakly
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