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Adverb: hardly  haa(r)d-lee
  1. Only a very short time before
    "we hardly knew them";
    - barely, just, scarcely, scarce
  2. Almost not
    "he hardly ever goes fishing"; "I can hardly hear what she is saying";
    - scarcely, barely, scarce
  3. Slowly and with difficulty
    "he was so dizzy he could hardly stand up straight";
    - hard