barely barely  /ˈbɛr li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) only a very short time before
  2. (adv) in a sparse or scanty way

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Several veterans of the McCain 2000 campaign told PTI that they barely recognize the McCain of 2008, but most of them also noted that the McCain of 2000 lost.
  2. They had been on land barely two weeks, living in tents behind a crescent fence of brush, when about 200 Indians attacked the settlers leaving two dead and 11 wounded.
  3. When he was barely 18, he moved to Berlin and took up photojournalism.

News

  1. Myanmar mystics give supernatural help to Asia elite

    Tiny, frail and barely able to speak, Myanmar's most famous fortune teller -- known as ET -- has for years whispered predictions to Asia's rich and powerful, from generals to foreign politicians.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. Sharapova Sends Verbal Volley Serena's Way

    The dust has barely settled since their French Open final scrap but Maria Sharapova fired the first volley at Wimbledon title rival Serena Williams on Saturday, taking aim at the American's personal life.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Tennis-Sharapova sends verbal volley Serena's way

    LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - The dust has barely settled since their French Open final scrap but Maria Sharapova fired the first volley at Wimbledon title rival Serena Williams on Saturday, taking aim at the American's personal life. Sharapova, who lost for the 13th time in a row to Williams when they clashed at Roland Garros a fortnight ago, could not resist when asked her opinion on her rival's ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Kagan has "barely practiced law, and not with the intensity and duration from which real understanding occurs," said Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top-ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: USA Today

  2. "This was a screw-up that could have been disastrous," Obama told the officials, White House officials said later. "We dodged a bullet, but just barely. It was averted by brave individuals, not because the system worked -- and that is not...
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "I believe the drift net has been out to find some disqualifying factor and it hasn't been found," she said. "She barely gets the pulse racing on either side."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

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