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adjective as in not quite

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Then, with your fingers or tongue or teeth, you extract the tiny, firm seed, which barely tastes like anything.

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He also sat for a two-part interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, although the coronavirus barely came up.

Notice that there’s barely a noticeable difference on September 2nd.

In most other states which have been polled about as much as Florida — there’ve been 12 polls there since the start of the Democratic convention — they’ve seen far less of a change or barely any movement at all.

There was not an inch of her body that was not in pain, and an incessant cough barely allowed her to breathe.

Indeed, as an almost purely advisory firm, Lazard is (appropriately) barely affected by the Dodd-Frank reforms.

We were barely into the appetizer when he asked a fairly basic question—where did my family live?

Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.

The star of the film was Glenn Ford, but I barely noticed him.

But even when the jet will be able to shoot its gun, the F-35 barely carries enough ammunition to make the weapon useful.

Then he cut away the knobs by which he climbed to it, until there was barely sufficient for his own tiny toes to rest on.

The hut was barely high enough to let him sit up, and long enough to let him lie down—not to stretch out.

Regular taxation, monopolies, mortgages, and loans barely sufficed to provide for the budget.

She was barely five feet five, but she ranked with tall women, her height as unchallenged as the chiselling of her profile.

Well might Sir Charles Hawkins hesitate to believe what the experience of sixty years has barely sufficed to make plain to us.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barely, such as: almost, hardly, scarcely, just, scantily, and only just.

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