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scarcely

adverb

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1 by a very small margin
  • was scarcely able to walk after the near-fatal accident

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2 certainly not
  • I scarcely think that one person being sick is an "epidemic"

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The first known use of scarcely was in the 14th century

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“Scarcely.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scarcely. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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