Examples of barely in a Sentence
We barely spoke the entire time we were in the car.
There are barely any new features in this software.
There is barely a difference between the two.
Recent Examples of barely from the Web
Abdoulaye Sarr, a former Senegal manager, says that the pool of talent is huge but barely tapped.
Neither pitching staff entered matchup with ERAs above 2.00, and the Hawks’ hovered just barely over 1.00.
The fans did not know what to expect of the Knights, and some of them barely knew the players’ names.
There are barely 100 dairy farmers left in Connecticut, and their dairy herds number between 19,000 and 20,000 cows, according to state and federal statistics.
With barely any money coming in, the Hassans increasingly rely on charity.
Whomever succeeds Canavan will have barely eight weeks to assemble a central office staff before the 2018-19 school year begins Sept. 4.
Spain also significantly out-ranks the other top countries in terms of female representation, all of which barely pass the 50% mark: Bulgaria, France, Nicaragua, Sweden and Canada.
Daniel’s girlfriend, Aldora, has only recently been released from the hospital and is bedridden — too weak to stand and barely able to speak — with flies circling and cats crawling around her.
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by the skin of one's teeth;
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Definition of barely for Students
- The old man's voice was barely audible now.
- —Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game
- I'd barely enough to eat.
- She barely passed the test.
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