hardly/scarcely than

Definition of hardly/scarcely than

  1. —used to say that something happens immediately after something else Hardly/scarcely had the sun come up than dark clouds began to roll in.

Word by Word Definitions

hardlyplay
  1. :  with force :  vigorously

    :  in a severe manner :  harshly

    :  with difficulty :  painfully

scarcely
  1. :  by a narrow margin :  only just

    :  almost not

    :  certainly not


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