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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      adv 1: by a small margin; "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: hardly, just,
              scarcely, scarce]
      2: in a sparse or scanty way; "a barely furnished room" [syn: scantily]