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adverb scarcely pronunciation in American English /ˈskersli/
  1. 1
    almost not, or almost none
    There was scarcely any traffic.
  2. 2
    only just
    We had scarcely driven a mile when the car broke down.
  3. 3
    used for showing that something is certainly not true or possible
    I can scarcely refuse to help after all he’s done for me.

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