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Use 'barely' to emphasize how narrowly something was achieved or missed. SlideShe barely passed the exam, with a score of 51 out of 100.
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'Barely' often conveys a sense of relief or urgency related to time. SlideI barely caught the train before it left the station.
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Emotional WeightPlay
Using 'barely' can add a dramatic effect to a sentence, highlighting difficulty or tension. SlideHe could barely breathe as he reached the mountain peak.