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Very rarely.‘we hardly ever see them’
rarely, infrequently, on rare occasions, hardly ever, scarcely ever, hardly, scarcely, almost never, only now and then, not often, only occasionally, sporadicallyView synonyms
- ‘The secret ballot has remained the envy of the world and the integrity of election results hardly ever questioned.’
- ‘Dover Samuels is history, as are a bunch of Labour Maori MPs I have hardly ever heard of.’
- ‘Children I know spend more time playing on computers and hardly ever read books.’
- ‘That is probably why police reports are always lacking and the officers hardly ever show up at court.’
- ‘I was surprised, but he has always been fit and is hardly ever injured.’
- ‘We can hold our liquor and hardly ever shoot each other unless it's important.’
- ‘Even where there are suspects who are charged, cases hardly ever get concluded.’
- ‘In fact, they hardly ever come to buy anything from my shop and even if they do I refuse to sell anything to them.’
- ‘The children are hardly ever picked up by the staff, or played with and many, including Ludmylla, were ill.’
- ‘Look at tennis, where in any week there are as many as four or five events and the star names hardly ever compete against each other.’
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