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scarcely

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Adverb
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scarce=ly
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3 in 3 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

scarcelyadv. 
  •  With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.  [1913 Webster]
    "With a scarce well-lighted flame."  [1913 Webster]
    "The eldest scarcely five year was of age."  [1913 Webster]
    "Slowly she sails, and scarcely stems the tides."  [1913 Webster]
    "He had scarcely finished, when the laborer arrived who had been sent for my ransom."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Frugally; penuriously.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scarcely, adv.
1 hardly; barely; only just (I scarcely know him).
2 surely not (he can scarcely have said so).
3 a mild or apologetic or ironical substitute for 'not' (I scarcely expected to be insulted).

THESAURUS

scarcely

a bit, a little, at infrequent intervals, barely, by a hair, by an ace, by no means, ever so little, exiguously, extremely, faintly, fairly, feebly, hardly, hardly ever, here and there, imperfectly, in a measure, in a way, in no way, in places, in some measure, in spots, inappreciably, inconsequentially, infrequently, insignificantly, just a bit, kind of, lightly, little, meagerly, minimally, minutely, negligibly, not at all, not hardly, not often, not quite, noway, nowise, on no account, only just, piddlingly, pretty, quite, rarely, rather, scantily, scarce, scarcely ever, scrimpily, seldom, skimpily, slightly, somewhat, sort of, sparsely, sparsim, spottily, stingily, tant soit peu, to a degree, to some extent, triflingly, uncommonly, under no circumstances, unfrequently, unoften, very, very seldom, weakly

ROGET THESAURUS

scarcely

Smallness

N smallness, littleness, tenuity, paucity, fewness, meanness, insignificance (unimportance), mediocrity, moderation, small quantity, modicum, trace, hint, minimum, vanishing point, material point, atom, particle, molecule, corpuscle, point, speck, dot, mote, jot, iota, ace, minutiae, details, look, thought, idea, soupcon, dab, dight, whit, tittle, shade, shadow, spark, scintilla, gleam, touch, cast, grain, scruple, granule, globule, minim, sup, sip, sop, spice, drop, droplet, sprinkling, dash, morceau, screed, smack, tinge, tincture, inch, patch, scantling, tatter, cantlet, flitter, gobbet, mite, bit, morsel, crumb, seed, fritter, shive, snip, snippet, snick, snack, snatch, slip, scrag, chip, chipping, shiver, sliver, driblet, clipping, paring, shaving, hair, nutshell, thimbleful, spoonful, handful, capful, mouthful, fragment, fraction, drop in the ocean, animalcule, trifle, mere nothing, next to nothing, hardly anything, just enough to swear by, the shadow of a shade, finiteness, finite quantity, small, little, diminutive, minute, fine, inconsiderable, paltry, faint, slender, light, slight, scanty, scant, limited, meager, sparing, few, low, so-so, middling, tolerable, no great shakes, below par, under par, below the mark, at a low ebb, halfway, moderate, modest, tender, subtle, inappreciable, evanescent, infinitesimal, homeopathic, very small, atomic, corpuscular, microscopic, molecular, subatomic, mere, simple, sheer, stark, bare, near run, dull, petty, shallow, stolid, ungifted, unintelligent, to a small extent, on a small scale, a little bit, a wee bit, slightly, imperceptibly, miserably, wretchedly, insufficiently, imperfectly, faintly, passably, pretty well, well enough, partially, in part, in a certain degree, to a certain degree, to a certain extent, comparatively, some, rather in some degree, in some measure, something, somewhat, simply, only, purely, merely, at least, at the least, at most, at the most, ever so little, as little as may be, tant soit peu, in ever so small a degree, thus far, pro tanto, within bounds, in a manner, after a fashion, so to speak, almost, nearly, well-nigh, short of, not quite, all but, near upon, close upon, peu s'en faut, near the mark, within an ace of, within an inch of, on the brink of, scarcely, hardly, barely, only just, no more than, about, thereabouts, somewhere about, nearly, say, be the same, be little more or less, no ways, no way, no wise, not at all, not in the least, not a bit, not a bit of it, not a whit, not a jot, not a shadow, in no wise, in no respect, by no means, by no manner of means, on no account, at no hand, dare pondus idonea fumo, magno conatu magnas nugas, small sands the mountain, moments make the year.

Infrequency

N infrequency, rareness, rarity, fewness, seldomness, uncommonness, unfrequent, infrequent, rare, rare as a blue diamond, few, scarce, almost unheard of, unprecedented, which has not occurred within the memory of the ol, not within one's previous experience, not since Adam, scarce as hen's teeth, one in a million, few and far between, seldom, rarely, scarcely, hardly, not often, not much, infrequently, unfrequently, unoften, scarcely, scarcely ever, hardly ever, once in a blue moon, once, once in a blue moon, once in a million years, once for all, once in a way, pro hac vice, ein mal kein mal, infrequency, rareness, rarity, fewness, seldomness, uncommonness, unfrequent, infrequent, rare, rare as a blue diamond, few, scarce, almost unheard of, unprecedented, which has not occurred within the memory of the ol, not within one's previous experience, not since Adam, scarce as hen's teeth, one in a million, few and far between, seldom, rarely, scarcely, hardly, not often, not much, infrequently, unfrequently, unoften, scarcely, scarcely ever, hardly ever, once in a blue moon, once, once in a blue moon, once in a million years, once for all, once in a way, pro hac vice, ein mal kein mal.


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