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Scarcely vs. Hardly

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Scarcelyadverb

(modal) Probably not.

‘One could scarcely find any trout in the stream without the stocking program.’;

Hardlyadverb

Firmly, vigorously, with strength or exertion.

Scarcelyadverb

(modal) Certainly not.

‘One could scarcely expect the man to know how to fly a helicopter.’;

Hardlyadverb

Harshly, severely.

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

Scarcelyadverb

(degree) Almost not at all; by a small margin.

Hardlyadverb

With difficulty.

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Scarcelyadverb

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

(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.’;

Scarcelyadverb

almost not;

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

Hardlyinterjection

Not really.

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

Hardlyadverb

In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.

‘Recovering hardly what he lost before.’;

Hardlyadverb

Unwillingly; grudgingly.

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

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Hardlyadverb

Scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly.

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

Hardlyadverb

Severely; harshly; roughly.

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

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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