Meaning of NARROWLY in English


nar ‧ row ‧ ly /ˈnærəʊli $ -roʊ-/ BrE AmE adverb

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 OPP broadly :

The law is being interpreted too narrowly.

These big general issues should be broken down into more narrowly focused questions.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.