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

 hard·ly /ˈhɑrdli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hard·ly adv.
 1. In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
    Recovering hardly what he lost before.   --Dryden.
 2. Unwillingly; grudgingly.
    The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.   --Milton.
 3. Scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly.
    Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.   --South.
 4. Severely; harshly; roughly.
    He has in many things been hardly used.   --Swift.
 5. Confidently; hardily. [Obs.]
 6. Certainly; surely; indeed. [Obs.]

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: barely, just,
              scarcely, scarce]
      2: almost not; "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "he was hardly
         more than sixteen years old"; "they scarcely ever used the
         emergency generator" [syn: scarcely]