Nar"row*ly, adv. [AS. nearulice.]

1.

With little breadth; in a narrow manner.

2.

Without much extent; contractedly.

3.

With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly.

4.

With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped.

5.

Sparingly; parsimoniously.

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