Used in the AV for ‘harshly’ (Gen. 16: 6, NRSV) or ‘stubbornly’ (Exod. 13: 15, NRSV) or ‘with difficulty’ (Acts 27: 8, NRSV) or ‘scarcely’ (Luke 9: 39, NRSV, but REB retains ‘hardly’; NJB has ‘it is slow’, i.e. of the demonic spirit to leave the epileptic boy).