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narrowly

adverb
     
nar‧row‧ly
1 by only a small amount:
He was narrowly defeated in the election.
One bullet struck his car, narrowly missing him.
A man narrowly escaped death when a fire broke out in his home on Sunday morning.
2 in a limited way:
The law is being interpreted too narrowly.
These big general issues should be broken down into more narrowly focused questions.

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