Hardly

Hard"ly

(hrd"l), adv. [AS. heardlice. See Hard.]
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1. In a hard or difficult manner; with difficulty.
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Recovering hardly what he lost before.
Dryden.
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2. Unwillingly; grudgingly.
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The House of Peers gave so hardly their consent.
Milton.
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3. Scarcely; barely; not quite; not wholly.
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Hardly shall you find any one so bad, but he desires the credit of being thought good.
South.
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4. Severely; harshly; roughly.
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He has in many things been hardly used.
Swift.
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5. Confidently; hardily. [Obs.] Holland.
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6. Certainly; surely; indeed. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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