The fact of the handmaking of these pictures, which is such an important part of them, is hardly perceptible in their presence.
I have found that super-productive days are usually followed by two and even three days when I can hardly write a word.
And in any case the problem is hardly that the changes the Senate might pass try to do too much.
Many of the gender-variant male types were stigmatized; being regarded as women was hardly an elevation in social status.
She was not so much a free spirit as a free agent, which is hardly what a parent is meant to be.
She was seeing, as in a nightmare, the incidents of a night that was hardly six weeks past.
His own fate was terrible enough, though he hardly thought of that.
Heidi, in her happiness, could hardly wait to bring the old woman the good news.
"It is hardly likely that I would leave you here," was the other's quiet answer.
A man who is solicitor-general at eight-and-twenty can hardly have had time for much.
c.1200, "in a hard manner, with great exertion or effort," from Old English heardlic "stern, severe, harsh; bold, warlike" (see hard + -ly (2)). Hence "assuredly, certainly" (early 14c.). Main modern sense of "barely, just" (1540s) reverses this, via the intermediate meaning "not easily, with trouble" (early 15c.). Formerly with superficial negative (not hardly).