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scarcely

US [ˈskersli]
UK [ˈskeə(r)sli]
  • adv.刚;几乎不;勉强;简直不
  • Web仅仅;几乎没有;刚刚
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adv.
1.
勉强;刚;几乎不;简直不only just; almost not
I can scarcely believe it.
我几乎不敢相信。
We scarcely ever meet.
我们难得见一面。
Scarcely a week goes by without some new scandal in the papers.
报上几乎周周都会登出新的丑闻。
2.
(表示接连发生)刚一…就used to say that sth happens immediately after sth else happens
He had scarcely put the phone down when the doorbell rang.
他刚放下电话,门铃就响了起来。
Scarcely had the game started when it began to rain.
比赛才开始就下起雨来了。
3.
实在不应该;根本不可能used to suggest that sth is not at all reasonable or likely
It was scarcely an occasion for laughter.
笑得实在不是时候。
She could scarcely complain, could she?
她压根儿没什么好抱怨的,是不是?

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