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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NARROWLY

He went up and handed it to her through the narrowly opened door.

The door that opened from it into the garden room was narrowly ajar.

He opened the door, but soon shut it, narrowly escaping a bears hug.

"I've done something with him myself," she said, watching him narrowly.

Little Gervais was stricken with fever and narrowly escaped death.

The shot fired by the Slugger had gone wide, narrowly missing him.

Then a wheel came off one of their carts and an accident was narrowly averted.

It was charred at one corner as if at some moment it had narrowly escaped the flames.

Philip had not been a success at school; he had narrowly escaped being a failure.

He cut at me again, and narrowly missed the lamp in his stroke.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English nearolice "narrowly, closely, strictly;" see narrow (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "only by a little" is attested from 1550s.

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