Hard"ly (?), adv. [AS.heardlice. See Hand.]
In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
Recovering hardly what he lost before.
The House of Peers gave so hardly thei consent.
Scarcely; barely; not guite; not wholly.
Hardly shall you one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.
Severely; harshly; roughly.
He has in many things been hardly used.
Certainly; surely; indeed.
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