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  • r  only a very short time before
    they could barely hear the speaker
  • r  in a sparse or scanty way
    a barely furnished room

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • After thousands of interactions with young people often barely old enough to talk, Piaget began to suspect that behind their cute and seemingly illogical utterances were thought .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 23, 2013 - Fox News
  • 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.
    June 22, 2013 - New York Times
  • 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 ...
    June 22, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Jeff Sessions in USA Today
    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.
  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    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...
  • Dianne Feinstein in Memphis Commercial Appeal
    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."

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