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English definition of “narrowly”

narrowly

adverb     /ˈnær.əʊ.li/ US  /-oʊ-/
B2 only by a small amount: She narrowly missed winning an Oscar.Merely and barelyAlmost in a limited way: a narrowly interpreted lawRange and limits formal carefully or in a way that shows doubt: The officer looked at him narrowly through half-closed eyes.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
(Definition of narrowly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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