What does the word scarcely mean?

Usage examples for scarcely

  1. Scarcely was he in one place when he removed to another. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  2. He scarcely spoke to her. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  3. Since Tory told us of her talk with Kara I have scarcely been able to think of anything else. – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook