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1. barely

adverb. ['ˈbɛrli'] only a very short time before.

Synonyms

  • scarce
  • scarcely
  • just

Antonyms

  • ample
  • inequity
  • unfairness
  • partial

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bare (English)
  • barian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Barely

  • unfairly
  • squarely
  • wehrly
  • wehrli
  • rarely
  • fairly
  • fairlie
  • fairley
  • airlie

How do you spell barely? Is it bearly ?

A common misspelling of barely is bearly

Example sentences of the word barely


1. Adverb
You want the curtains to either barely touch the floor or pool just a little.

Quotes containing the word barely


1. Did you see that dress?” "I saw the dress.” "Did you like it?” He didn't answer. I took that as a yes. "Am I going to endanger my reputation if I wear it to the dance?” When he spoke, I could barely hear him. "You'll endanger the school.” I smiled and fell asleep.
- Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy

2. Okay. Then...I can talk. Ask me something.""Okay."He laughs shakily in my ear. "Why is your heart racing Tris?"I cringe and say, "Well, I...I barely know you. I barely know you and I'm crammed up against you in a box, Four, what do you think?"..."Maybe you were cut out for Candor,"he says, "because you're a terrible liar.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

3. For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terrorwhich we are barely able to endure, and it amazes us so,because it serenely disdains to destroy us.Every angel is terrible.
- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

2. barely

adverb. ['ˈbɛrli'] in a sparse or scanty way.

Antonyms

  • unfair

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • bare (English)
  • barian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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