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
Last year, he was targeted 136 times, caught 71 balls and barely got over the 1,000-yard mark.
Diomande secured a brace by barely getting a shot over the line after a scrum in front of the goal following a corner kick.
Though barely in his 20s, Bench comported himself like a veteran.
In the summer of 2011, when Apple (briefly) topped Exxon Mobil for the first time as the most valuable company in the world by market cap, Amazon was barely in the top 50.
After fleeing Eritrea as barely more than a teenager, the entirety of his adult life had been spent running from, or being pushed out of, one hoped-for safe haven after another.
As a refugee in Malaysia barely in her teens, Dawt Iang helped deliver her cousin's baby rather than call an ambulance, out of fear they would be deported if they were discovered to be undocumented.
Annie is a woman barely in control of herself and her life, but through her art brings things to a manageable scale, and imposes a degree of control.
Her mother, Nidia Gonzalez, could barely speak to the media in Guatemala, as she was overtaken by grief.
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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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