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adverb barely pronunciation in American English /ˈberli/
  1. 1
    used for saying that something almost does not happen or exist, or is almost not possible
    The roads were barely wide enough for two cars to pass.
    There was barely a scratch on his car, but mine was totaled.
    a barely audible whisper
    He was so dizzy he could barely stand.
    barely able to do something: He was barely able to see the road in the fog.
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  2. 2
    used for emphasizing that something happened only a very short time before something else
    He barely paused before jumping straight into the water.
    The thought had barely come to me before it was gone again.
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  3. 3
    used for emphasizing how small an amount is
    He’s barely 12 years old.
    They had traveled barely a third of the way.


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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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