Definition of narrowly in English:

narrowly

Syllabification: nar·row·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈnerōlē
 
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adverb

  • 1By only a small margin; barely: he narrowly defeated Anderson to win a 12th term in office
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    • He made to swipe me with the bottle, narrowly missing my face and catching me in the shoulder instead.
    • Later, she claimed, two further women in her party were narrowly missed by a Land Rover.
    • He's leading in New Hampshire narrowly or within the margin of run of most polls.
    Synonyms
    only just, just, barely, scarcely, hardly, by a hair's breadth
    informal by a whisker
  • 2Closely or carefully: he was looking at her narrowly
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    • In addition, our attention becomes more narrowly focused on the physical source of our pleasure.
    • Tim watched Anna narrowly as her attention and her hands wandered below his waist.
    • She scanned the baby narrowly, then looked as searchingly at Sandra, whose face was turned to gaze across the fields.
    Synonyms
  • 3In a limited or restricted way: narrowly defined tasks
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    • It's just that their conception of what constitutes support is limited very narrowly to career advancement.
    • They get to control it, for a limited time and it should be more narrowly limited than it is right now.
    • Terrorism must be defined far more narrowly than in this proposal.

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