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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barely 
  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:  n  a  sparse  or  scanty  way  "a  barely  furnished  room"  [syn:  {scantily}] 




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