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Rarely vs. Seldom

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Rarelyadverb

Not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often.

‘We rarely go to the theatre.’; ‘Rarely do you ever find an eagle this far up the river.’;

Seldomadverb

Infrequently, rarely.

‘They seldom come here now.’;

Rarelyadverb

Unusually well; excellently.

Seldomadjective

(archaic) rare; infrequent

Rarelyadverb

To a rare degree; very.

Seldomadverb

Rarely; not often; not frequently.

‘Wisdom and youth are seldom joined in one.’;

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Rarelyadverb

In a rare manner or degree; seldom; not often; as, things rarely seen.

Seldomadjective

Rare; infrequent.

Rarelyadverb

Finely; excellently; with rare skill. See 3d Rare, 2.

‘The person who played so rarely on the flageolet.’; ‘The rest of the apartments are rarely gilded.’;

Seldomadverb

not often;

‘we rarely met’;

Rarelyadverb

not often;

‘we rarely met’;

Rarelyadverb

not often; seldom

‘I rarely drive above 50 mph’;

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Rarelyadverb

remarkably well

‘you can write rarely now, after all your schooling’;

Rarelyadverb

to an unusual degree; exceptionally

‘the rarely fine Sheraton bookcase’;

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