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Hardly vs. Narrowly

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Hardlyadverb

Firmly, vigorously, with strength or exertion.

Narrowlyadverb

In a narrow manner; without flexibility or latitude.

‘They regarded the new idea rather narrowly.’;

Hardlyadverb

Harshly, severely.

‘I can't really deal hardly with people.’;

Narrowlyadverb

By a narrow margin; closely.

‘They narrowly escaped collision.’;

Hardlyadverb

With difficulty.

Narrowlyadverb

With little breadth; in a narrow manner.

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Hardlyadverb

(degree) Barely, only just, almost not.

‘they hardly ever watch television;’; ‘I hardly think they'll come in this bad weather;’; ‘it's hardly possible he could lose the election.’;

Narrowlyadverb

Without much extent; contractedly.

Hardlyinterjection

Not really.

‘I think the Beatles are a really overrated band. ― Hardly!’;

Narrowlyadverb

With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly.

Hardlyadverb

In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.

‘Recovering hardly what he lost before.’;

Narrowlyadverb

With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; - often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped.

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Hardlyadverb

Unwillingly; grudgingly.

‘The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.’;

Narrowlyadverb

Sparingly; parsimoniously.

Hardlyadverb

Scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly.

‘Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.’;

Narrowlyadverb

With close adherence to the literal meaning of a text; as, to interpret narrowly; to construe narrowly; to read narrowly; - used especially of laws and contracts.

Hardlyadverb

Severely; harshly; roughly.

‘He has in many things been hardly used.’;

Narrowlyadverb

in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions;

‘he interprets the law narrowly’;

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Hardlyadverb

Confidently; hardily.

Hardlyadverb

Certainly; surely; indeed.

Hardlyadverb

by a small margin;

‘they could barely hear the speaker’; ‘we hardly knew them’; ‘just missed being hit’; ‘had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open’; ‘would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave’;

Hardlyadverb

almost not;

‘he hardly ever goes fishing’; ‘he was hardly more than sixteen years old’; ‘they scarcely ever used the emergency generator’;

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