Definition of 'rarely'
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The public rarely gets a glimpse into this world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The problem is that the people being written about rarely seem to have done anything. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We live on a very quiet street, which cars rarely go down. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Was rarely troubled by the Malta attack but made a nuisance of himself when he got forward. The Sun (2016)But it rarely actually happens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Watchers of TV drama will know that good turns rarely end well. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm told that in practice this rarely happens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It helps that my friends are fashion designers, filmmakers and chefs: there is so little overlap with any of our work that we rarely talk about it. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is often good opera but the people rarely talk about the music. A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)This was yet another match in which they rarely looked like scoring. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some owners try to glue them back together but this rarely works well or for long. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Trouble for businesses rarely comes out of the blue. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Better to be honest than have him feel rejected because you rarely wear them. The Sun (2008)They go to church rarely or not at all. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They are usually quite difficult to find as they rarely seem to advertise. M.E. and You - a self-help plan (1988)This rarely happens at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She rarely spoke about the war and consigned her thousands of photographs to boxes in the attic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The tourists rarely looked like winning but at least they were not embarrassed. The Sun (2010)Those who cross him rarely get away with it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The nuns rarely go out and only one of them drives a car. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sin rarely seems like sin at first beginnings. Christianity Today (2000)But that rarely happens because she makes sure the same people give her bike a monthly check. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Rarely can one man have straddled two such contrasting worlds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It talks obsessively about freedom and rarely about security. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The ageing crime boss had rarely looked more vulnerable. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Spurs rarely looked like getting a second. The Sun (2014)But such effects are rarely worth the trouble. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)They rarely end well, unless you have staff. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are capable of defending well and attacking well, but rarely at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I rarely wear the same watch for more than a fortnight. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'rarely'
British English: rarely /ˈrɛəlɪ/ ADVERB
Rarely means not very often.
I very rarely wear a raincoat.
- American English: rarely
- Arabic: نَادِراً
- Brazilian Portuguese: raramente
- Chinese: 很少地
- Croatian: rijetko
- Czech: zřídka
- Danish: sjældent
- Dutch: zelden
- European Spanish: casi nunca
- Finnish: harvoin
- French: rarement
- German: selten
- Greek: σπανίως
- Italian: raramente
- Japanese: めったに･･･しない
- Korean: 드물게
- Norwegian: sjelden
- Polish: rzadko
- European Portuguese: raramente
- Romanian: rareori
- Russian: редко
- Spanish: ocasionalmente
- Swedish: sällan
- Thai: นานๆ ครั้ง
- Turkish: nadiren
- Ukrainian: рідко
- Vietnamese: hiếm khi
Definition of rarely from the Collins English Dictionary
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