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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.
It is however believed that with a combination of public health education, high taxation as well as strict health compliance by tobacco companies, the rate of smoking will be gradually reduced to the barest minimum over some time.
The President said he intends to reduce corruption to the barest minimum during the remainder of his term, as he called on newly appointed government officials to do their part and render honest and effective public service.
When temperatures rise and the glare from the sun can be too much at times, many women prefer to stick to the barest minimum: a comfortable shirt, a pair of shorts or linen pants, and sandals.
He urged security forces to "reduce violence to the barest minimum.
Lastly, GUNA entreated the public to help the police serve them better by volunteering information in time, and cooperating with to reduce crime to its barest minimum.
Playing on the barest of stages with only a screen behind him and his live band tucked away in the wings, he was the perfect example of how you don't need all the bells and whistles if your songs, presence and message are on point.
The report said, the "Commission has ensured that amendments to the Constitution and other statutes are kept to the barest minimum.