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