Bare"ly, adv.

1.

Without covering; nakedly.

2.

Without concealment or disguise.

3.

Merely; only.

R. For now his son is duke. W. Barely in title, not in revenue. Shak.

4.

But just; without any excess; with nothing to spare ( of quantity, time, etc.); hence, scarcely; hardly; as, there was barely enough for all; he barely escaped.

 

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