Only the barest pragmatism will ring true, and then only if the person is receptive, which this user clearly wasn't.
While this helped him, Sizemore adds with just the barest glimmer of pride, "I wouldn't need that type of threat now."
Only the barest majority, 51 percent, says Obama is in touch with the concerns of most Americans.
The barest necessities of life were all that she allowed herself.
There was just the barest chance that there might be some legitimate way out.
It whizzed past the flying hind legs, scoring the barest of misses.
Of the castle built in 1125 there are only the barest traces.
He himself might have been surfeited and bitter, but his work contains only the barest hint of his temperamental retrospection.
The officers' baggage was reduced to the barest necessities.
The material of this lesson is so extensive that only the barest summary can be attempted in the class.
Old English bær "naked, uncovered, unclothed," from Proto-Germanic *bazaz (cf. German bar, Old Norse berr, Dutch baar), from PIE *bhosos (cf. Armenian bok "naked;" Old Church Slavonic bosu, Lithuanian basas "barefoot"). Meaning "sheer, absolute" (c.1200) is from the notion of "complete in itself."
Old English barian, from bare (adj.). Related: Bared; baring.