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bare

Descriptive of a piece of material which is smaller than the specified dimensions; scant.
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The fire had burned up fairly bright, and showed me the barest room I think I ever put my eyes on.
It was perfectly legal to arrest that man on the barest suspicion.
There was the interminable Sunday of his nonage; when his mother, stern of face and unrelenting of heart, would sit all day behind a Bible-- bound, like her own construction of it, in the hardest, barest, and straitest boards, with one dinted ornament on the cover like the drag of a chain, and a wrathful sprinkling of red upon the edges of the leaves--as if it, of all books
But they came back strongly battling hard before losing the second half by barest margin of one point 2221.
Even on the barest calculation, in many cases a change of personal habit would make better use of what there is.
The campaign is aimed at making the people cognizant of road safety norms so that road accidents could be reduced to the barest minimum.
A story of revenge, violence, and fighting back against a menace that lacks the barest shred of a conscience, The Hanging Garden is an edge-of-one's-seat thriller that fans of the genre are sure to enjoy
I have had to do without butter for months on end and have felt no worse for it, and often have not had barest food and drink, and yet these people, like a lot of spoilt children, must try to riot just because they are disappointed in not getting their butter.
We spend our days running around frantically doing only the barest of what the patients need.
These suggestions are only the barest indication of the beauty that lies within your vegetable garden.
Council leaders received the barest possible warning of the rise.
The report titled 'Syria: A Regional Crisis', said that 'current assistance levels are drastically insufficient to address existing needs, let alone the barest requirements to respond to a lengthy humanitarian emergency and post-conflict recovery.