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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Hardly’. Over 50 Sentences

 

Hardly — US. [ˈhɑːrdlɪ], UK. [ˈhɑːdlɪ]

Main meanings:

  1. Barely or almost not at all.
  2. With great difficulty or only with great effort.

 

10 simple sentences:

  • She hardly spoke during the meeting.
  • They hardly noticed the subtle changes.
  • We can hardly wait for the party.
  • I hardly had time to eat.
  • The task was hardly challenging.
  • Did you hardly study for it?
  • Hardly anyone attended the event.
  • I could hardly believe my eyes.
  • She was hardly seen in public.
  • The book is hardly interesting.

 

The sentences from movies:

Not hardly! – Groundhog Day (1993)

I can hardly wait. – Toy Story 3 (2010)

Don’t hardly remember, ma’am. – The Green Mile (1999)

It was hardly my invention. – Oppenheimer (2023)

It’s hardly raining. – Braveheart (1995)

I am hardly anxious, mother. – Star Trek (2009)

Although it hardly fits. – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Hardly, my lord. – 300 (2007)

Hardly any rats. – Titanic (1997)

That don’t hardly say it. – No Country for Old Men (2007)

The audience hardly had time to see it. – The Prestige (2006)

Well, I can hardly read the news anyway. – Justice League (2017)

My complexion is hardly relevant. – Skyfall (2012)

I can hardly stand it. – The Help (2011)

We hardly see our families. – Home Alone (1990)

There’s hardly any meat on them. – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

That’s hardly a promise. – Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

You can hardly hear yourself think. – 12 Angry Men (1957)

I would hardly classify this as an emergency. – Incredibles 2 (2018)

Sometimes I can hardly take it. – Taxi Driver (1976)

This is hardly my area of expertise. – Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Hardly the gems of a governess. – Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Don’t hardly know him. – Million Dollar Baby (2005)

That’s hardly a substitute. – Trainspotting (1996)

Your word is hardly proof. – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

You’ve hardly touched your food. – The Incredibles (2004)

Hardly the big picture, wouldn’t you say? – Casino Royale (2006)

I hardly missed it at all. – Kick-Ass (2010)

I was so spent, I could hardly move. – Life of Pi (2012)

I could hardly feel her pulse. – Heat (1995)

Hardly even looked at it. – Psycho (1960)

This is hardly the time or place. – Casablanca (1942)

Hardly felt a thing. – Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

I hardly know what to say. – Prisoners (2013)

l can hardly wait to take a shower. – Edward Scissorhands (1990)

It really hardly touched me at all. – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Sure, I can hardly do English. – In Bruges (2008)

I hardly think so. – Black Hawk Down (2002)

Well, I hardly know him. – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Now I hardly have any time to primp them. – Dumb & Dumber (1994)