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Quotes of barely

  1. I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars, and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications had barely been touched on... It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on, with cybernetics, and biological science. – Poul Anderson
  2. I was born just barely south of the Mason Dixon line. – Ned Beatty
  3. With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them. – Ahmed Ben Bella
  4. To be a good actor... it is necessary to have a firmly tempered soul, to be surprised at nothing, to resume each minute the laborious task that has barely just been finished. – Sarah Bernhardt
  5. Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever. – Margaret Cho
  6. Just able barely to mount a horse and ride about a little in the spring of 1866, my life was threatened daily, and I was forced to go heavily armed. The whole country was then full of militia, robbing, plundering and killing. – Jesse James
  7. I'm unqualified for anything else. I'm barely qualified for this. – Catherine Keener
  8. When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period. – John Moody
  9. When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England poet, which is to be barely known at all. – Howard Nemerov
  10. Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible. – Hermann Oberth
  11. You can't very well live in a castle while your kin is on the poor side of town and barely have enough food. Some want you to get to the top and rely on you making it for them, too. – Martha Reeves
  12. The players never think they project enough. In a hall that seats 3, 300 people, it's a very scary thing to play so quietly that you can barely hear yourself. – Esa-Pekka Salonen
  13. At the moment, I'm toying with a new idea for a book, but fully engaged with writing screenplays, so the book idea- which needs empty space in my head- is barely formed yet. – Rose Tremain
  14. From ages 10 to 12 or so, I barely remember anything. – Natalie Wood

Usage examples for barely

  1. It seemed I had barely closed my eyes when a rough hand shook me again into consciousness. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  2. " Of course," he replied quickly, " I know you and Mae never agree, that you barely stand each other. – Mae Madden by Mary Murdoch Mason
  3. I do not think you to blame- barely not in my sight; though no man living would have suffered as I should. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. But it barely faintly belongs to me. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  5. " He barely touched him," was the disappointed reply of one. – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  6. It was then barely half- past five. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross
  7. That was barely fast enough!" – Legacy by James H Schmitz
  8. The sun had barely risen when the lesson was over, and they descended for breakfast. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. She looked barely twenty. – Black Rock by Ralph Connor
  10. When it was barely ten feet above him he saw that the object was no man, but a square case. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. He turned to go, but had barely quitted the step before he saw Mrs. Kingdom and his sister enter the alley. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  12. It is just barely possible that everything can be helped; that a man could always have done differently if he had begun soon enough. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  13. Then, this evening, barely two hours ago, he came up to my room and had a long talk, and while he was trying to get some information from me about a matter that I know nothing about- for I swear, papa, that I had nothing whatever to do with the robbery- he came up to me and took hold of me as a man does when he wants to make up to a woman. – Fantômas by Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
  14. The business is such that even the master mind can barely keep pace with it. – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  15. When I said 'treason, ' just now- It might barely be possible- Oh, what? – One Way by Miriam Allen deFord
  16. The aide smiled, but then went on anxiously: But what I do fear, and why I tell you what I do, is for- for- for Mrs. Meredith and- The loss of this force leaves us barely three thousand men to fight Cornwallis's and Knyphausen's fifteen thousand. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  17. " They're making noises," said Slim, in a whisper which was barely audible. – Youth by Isaac Asimov
  18. She could barely hear the answer. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  19. Then Marguerite heard in a whisper so soft that it barely reached her ears, I love you! – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  20. You ain't got but barely enough for yourself!" – Hillsboro People by Dorothy Canfield

Rhymes for barely