Part of speech: adverb

With difficulty.

Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb

Only just; scarcely; boldly; plainly.

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Usage examples "barely":

  1. I barely heard her ask. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
  2. " You have not," she answered, so soft and low I could barely catch the words. - "My Lady of the North", Randall Parrish.
  3. Barely a league, sir. - "More Bywords", Charlotte M. Yonge.