hardly

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhɑːrdli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhɑrdli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(härdlē)


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hardly

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. could hardly sleep last night
  2. so tired I can hardly stand (up)
  3. so weak she could hardly [stand, walk, speak]
  4. was so [tight, stuffy, hot, nervous] I could hardly breathe
  5. have hardly been able to [concentrate, work] at all today
  6. I could hardly believe my eyes!
  7. I could hardly [say no, refuse, ask]
  8. I can hardly wait [for, until]
  9. can hardly wait to [see you, go, try]
  10. I hardly know where to [start, begin]
  11. we hardly know each other
  12. hardly knew what hit him
  13. I hardly noticed
  14. you can hardly [notice, see] the [difference, join]
  15. hardly have any [time, energy, money] left
  16. have hardly any time for myself
  17. hardly had [time, a moment] to think
  18. in hardly any time at all
  19. know hardly anyone [here, at this party]
  20. knows hardly anything about
  21. sold hardly any [copies, books, units]
  22. hardly anyone [knows, suspects]
  23. it hardly makes [a, any] difference
  24. hardly ever get [a moment to myself, to eat steak]
  25. hardly ever [see, hear from] you anymore
  26. that is hardly the [case, first time that]
  27. is hardly the best option
  28. it was hardly [surprising, a surprise] (that)
  29. it can hardly be [said, expected] that
  30. can hardly speak a word of [English]
  31. (have) hardly touched your food
  32. was hardly [bigger, better, larger] than
  33. he was hardly recognizable
  34. is hardly what you would call [inspiring, an expert]
  35. had hardly [gotten home, walked in the door] when
  36. I hardly think (that) [this is, it's] a good idea
  37. UK: I hardly think so
  38. that is hardly what I meant!
  39. was hardly held together with [glue, tape]
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