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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scarce  \Scarce\,  Scarcely  \Scarce"ly\,  adv 
  1.  With  difficulty;  hardly;  scantly;  barely;  but  just 
 
  With  a  scarce  well-lighted  flame.  --Milton. 
 
  The  eldest  scarcely  five  year  was  of  age.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Slowly  she  sails,  and  scarcely  stems  the  tides. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  He  had  scarcely  finished,  when  the  laborer  arrived 
  who  had  been  sent  for  my  ransom.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  Frugally;  penuriously.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scarcely 
  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},  {hardly}, 
  {just},  {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:  {hardly}] 




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