- 1.1 (scarcely) See examples: hardly anyone/anythingthey hardly ever go therecasi nadie/nadahardly a day goes by without her paying us a visitcasi nunca van allíshe could hardly move her armcasi no pasa un día en que no nos haga una visitaI could hardly believe my eyesapenas podía mover el brazocasi no podía mover el brazohe hardly knew herapenas podía dar crédito a mis ojoscasi no podía dar crédito a mis ojosit's hardly ten minutes since you came inapenas la conocíahardly had she left when John arrivedno hace ni diez minutos que entrastese acababa de ir cuando llegó JohnExample sentences1.2 (surely not) See examples: it's hardly what you'd call a masterpiece
will they appoint him? — hardly!no es precisamente una obra maestraI'm hardly to blame for what happened¿le darán el cargo? — ¡me imagino que no!I could hardly say nomal me puedes culpar a mí de lo que pasóI need hardly remind you that …no me podía negarthe news could hardly have come at a worse timeni falta hace que les recuerde que …that's hardly surprising!la noticia no podía haber llegado en peor momento¡no es de extrañarse!Example sentences
- A degree in theatre arts hardly qualifies me as a nutritionist or a psychologist.
- If Judas were among the saved, these statements could hardly be true.
- If true, it's hardly inspirational to the troops.
- Now being a Texas resident for the past five years might make me a citizen of the state, but it hardly qualifies me as a true Texan.
- Nonetheless, despite the seemingly narrow focus, this outline is hardly insignificant.
- Still, at 58 degrees, that was hardly bath water lapping onto the sand near SeaWalk Pavilion.
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