[ adverb ] not often




"we rarely met"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Physique contests are rarely won on muscle size alone .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

The collector enjoys the contact with rural life ; he hunts folklore for the very `` field and stream '' reasons that many persons hunt game ; and only rarely is he acutely concerned with the meaning of what he has located .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

From my wife 's experience and other sources , this seems to be rarely encountered in educated circles .

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

Frequently a_few isolated thick walled cells or , rarely , groups of such cells in the xylem region , were also specifically stained , but there was no such staining in epidermis , cortex , most xylem cells , ray cells , or pith .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

When the telephone rang on the day after Hino went down to the village , Rector had a hunch it would be Hino with some morsel of information too important to wait until his return , for there were few telephones in the village and the phone in Rector 's office rarely rang unless it was important .

Related terms

frequently rare rare