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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - By a small margin; Almost not.

Usage examples (37)
  • Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness
  • Adverb : The light is so dim we can scarcely see. ,This is scarcely the time to raise such questions. ,You could scarcely have chosen better
  • The title scarcely gives an idea of the subject-matter of the poem.
  • A title scarcely less fit would perhaps be 'Studies into the for more
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