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Wordnet 3.0


1. in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions;
- Example: "he interprets the law narrowly"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Narrowly \Nar"row*ly\, adv. [AS. nearulice.] 1. With little breadth; in a narrow manner. [1913 Webster] 2. Without much extent; contractedly. [1913 Webster] 3. With minute scrutiny; closely; as, to look or watch narrowly; to search narrowly. [1913 Webster] 4. With a little margin or space; by a small distance; hence, closely; hardly; barely; only just; -- often with reference to an avoided danger or misfortune; as, he narrowly escaped. [1913 Webster] 5. Sparingly; parsimoniously. [1913 Webster] 6. With close adherence to the literal meaning of a text; as, to interpret narrowly; to construe narrowly; to read narrowly; -- used especially of laws and contracts. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

narrowly adv 1: in a narrow manner; not allowing for exceptions; "he interprets the law narrowly" [ant: broadly, broadly speaking, generally, loosely]