1. In a narrow manner; without flexibility or latitude.
    They regarded the new idea rather narrowly.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page viii:
      There is now such an immense "microliterature" on hepatics that, beyond a certain point I have given up trying to integrate (and evaluate) every minor paper published—especially narrowly floristic papers.
  2. By a narrow margin; closely.
    They narrowly escaped collision.
  • French: étroitement
  • German: eng
  • Italian: da vicino, per un pelo, di misura
  • Portuguese: por pouco
  • Russian: у́зко

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