hardly ever
hardly ever hard"ly ev"er (h[aum]rd"l[y^] [e^]v"[~e]r), adv. Seldom; rarely; almost never. [PJC]

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  • hardly\ ever — • hardly ever • scarcely ever adv. phr. Very rarely; almost never; seldom. It hardly ever snows in Florida. Johnny hardly ever reads a book …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hardly ever — adverb : almost never : very seldom we hardly ever see them anymore * * * very rarely we hardly ever see them * * * hardly ever see ↑ever • • • Main Entry: ↑hardly …   Useful english dictionary

  • hardly ever — or[scarcely ever] {adv. phr.} Very rarely; almost never; seldom. * /It hardly ever snows in Florida./ * /Johnny hardly ever reads a book./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hardly ever — or[scarcely ever] {adv. phr.} Very rarely; almost never; seldom. * /It hardly ever snows in Florida./ * /Johnny hardly ever reads a book./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hardly ever — rarely, not often, seldom …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hardly/scarcely ever — almost never : ↑rarely She hardly ever sings anymore. I scarcely ever think of them now. • • • Main Entry: ↑ever …   Useful english dictionary

  • hardly — hard|ly [ hardli ] adverb *** Hardly is a negative word and is often used with words like any and ever, but it should not be used with other negative words: We hardly ever do anything interesting. Hardly comes before the main verb of a sentence,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hardly */*/*/ — UK [ˈhɑː(r)dlɪ] / US [ˈhɑrdlɪ] adverb Summary: Hardly is a negative word and is often used with words like any and ever , but it should not be used with other negative words: We hardly ever do anything interesting. Hardly comes before the main… …   English dictionary

  • hardly — [[t]hɑ͟ː(r)dli[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADV BRD NEG: ADV before v, ADV group, oft ADV amount (emphasis) You use hardly to modify a statement when you want to emphasize that it is only a small amount or detail which makes it true, and that therefore it is best… …   English dictionary

  • hardly — adverb 1 almost not: I hadn t seen him for years but he had hardly changed at all. | can/could hardly do sth: The children were so excited they could hardly speak. | I can hardly believe it. | hardly anyone/anything (=almost no one or almost… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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