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bare

Descriptive of a piece of material which is smaller than the specified dimensions; scant.
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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
She received Arnold's petition to be excused from going to see the castle with the barest civility.
It is said, that by digging in the barest spots, lumps of the kind of resin which flows from the kauri pine are frequently found.
I met them in a very high moral and they are they are doing an excellent job and crimes and criminality especially have been brought down to the barest minimum in Kogi.
It's outrageous that we're leaving without doing anything more than the barest minimum to help 9 million kids facing the loss of coverage because the Children's Health Insurance Program has expired.
Director Dominic Hill has boiled Shakespeare's tragedy down to its barest bones: two frenzied serial killers in an erotic bubble, planning a murder spree on the say-so of a bunch of witches.
Are these barest conditionalities meant, not to deny the communist movement the space in which to move, but rather to enable the Duterte administration to find the elbow room for negotiation?
Desire, regret, resolve and contentment are all communicated with the barest of details and, of course, those trademark eyes.
Thus, to set a maximum gross annual income of 12,000 [pounds sterling], when older optometrists may wish to do a small amount of part-time work later in life, and to make the fee reduction the barest minimum, is worthless and just pays lip-service to the principle of a reduction.
They pare the opinions of judges down to the bare essentials, include a planner's perspective, and avoid all but the barest commentary on the cases.
But they came back strongly battling hard before losing the second half by barest margin of one point 2221.