hardly/scarcely than

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hardly/scarcely than

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

hardly play
  1. : with force : vigorously

  2. : in a severe manner : harshly

  3. : with difficulty : painfully

scarcely play
  1. : by a narrow margin : only just

  2. : almost not

  3. : certainly not


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