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But barely that. And yet, the grasshopper's memory is short. He's aware of one jump at a time. But barely that. Would you tell me the meaning of "but barely that" in this sentence? is this mean hardly?
Oct 11, 2012 9:18 PM
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Yes. "Hardly" is a good synonym here. The grasshopper's memory is so short, he can think of one jump - certainly no more, and maybe less.
October 11, 2012
barely that = almost not even that He can't even remember his last jump. Almost.
October 11, 2012
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