only just; hardly
"they could barely hear the speaker"
"we hardly knew them"
"just missed being hit"
"had scarcely rung the bell when the door flew open"
"would have scarce arrived before she would have found some excuse to leave"
"he hardly ever goes fishing"
"he was hardly more than sixteen years old"
"they scarcely ever used the emergency generator"
It is scarcely possible to act otherwise.
出自： L. Murray
He blamed my partner, who could scarcely believe his ears.
出自： H. Conway
Work on the edition..had scarcely progressed.
出自： A. S. Byatt
He could scarcely stifle his cry of pain.
出自： O. Manning
Her salary scarcely paid the rent.
出自： B. Chatwin