Examples of rarely in a Sentence
She rarely talks about her past.
Rarely do we see this kind of weather in our area.
Only rarely is surgery necessary to treat this condition.
Recent Examples of rarely from the Web
Bike storage and shower facilities at the GSA and HEW buildings were rarely used.
There are already limits of 25 seconds between points for ATP Tour events and 20 seconds for Grand Slam tournaments, but the limits are rarely enforced.
Annual financial reports submitted by the Jones Foundation rarely added up or carried over consistently from year to year, the Daily Southtown found.
Coleman, also a two-year starter at running back, rarely leaves the field.
But Zindel’s unstinting family drama — which takes its title from a science project that its young central character undertakes — is rarely produced these days, Pulitzer or no.
While these futures are fascinating and scary to think about, one topic that is rarely discussed is how biological technology is going to change the world in even more staggering ways.
The three bomber types are rarely based together and almost never fly together, making seeing all three at once a particularly special treat.
This rarely happens, because my husband is very protective of our family time and doesn't want to miss one second of it.
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First Known Use of rarely
Synonymsinfrequently, little, seldom
Antonymsfrequently, oft, often, oftentimes (or ofttimes)
Related Wordsne'er, never; episodically, irregularly, now and then, occasionally, sometimes, sporadically
Near Antonymscustomarily, generally, habitually, ordinarily, routinely, usually; always, constantly, continually, continuously, endlessly, eternally, ever, everlastingly, evermore, forever, invariably, perennially, perpetually, unceasingly; chronically, recurrently, repeatedly
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Definition of rarely for English Language Learners
: not very often
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