Scarce, Scarce"ly, adv.

1.

With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just.

With a scarce well-lighted flame. Milton.

The eldest scarcely five year was of age. Chaucer.

Slowly she sails, and scarcely stems the tides. Dryden.

He had scarcely finished, when the laborer arrived who had been sent for my ransom. W. Irwing.

2.

Frugally; penuriously.

[Obs.]

haucer.

 

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