Antonyms for narrowly

Grammar : Adv
Spell : nar-oh
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnær oʊ

Definition of narrowly

Origin :
  • Old English nearolice "narrowly, closely, strictly;" see narrow (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning "only by a little" is attested from 1550s.
  • adv just, closely
Example sentences :
  • He went up and handed it to her through the narrowly opened door.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The door that opened from it into the garden room was narrowly ajar.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • He opened the door, but soon shut it, narrowly escaping a bears hug.
  • Extract from : « The Field of Ice » by Jules Verne
  • "I've done something with him myself," she said, watching him narrowly.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Little Gervais was stricken with fever and narrowly escaped death.
  • Extract from : « Fruitfulness » by Emile Zola
  • The shot fired by the Slugger had gone wide, narrowly missing him.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • Then a wheel came off one of their carts and an accident was narrowly averted.
  • Extract from : « Lotus Buds » by Amy Carmichael
  • It was charred at one corner as if at some moment it had narrowly escaped the flames.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • Philip had not been a success at school; he had narrowly escaped being a failure.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • He cut at me again, and narrowly missed the lamp in his stroke.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini

Synonyms for narrowly

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