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rarely

rarely

adverb rare·ly \ˈrer-lē\

: not very often

Full Definition of RARELY

1
:  not often :  seldom
2
:  with rare skill :  excellently
3
:  in an extreme or exceptional manner

Examples of RARELY

  1. She rarely talks about her past.
  2. Rarely do we see this kind of weather in our area.
  3. Only rarely is surgery necessary to treat this condition.

First Known Use of RARELY

1549

Rhymes with RARELY

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