- He barely escaped being pawed by the dog.
- With their excellent martial art skills, 999 and the thief barely escape from the deadly chase of the cannibals...
- Having barely escaped the dreadly Mines of Do...
- He barely escaped being pawed by the lion.
- Olaf Petri was often assailed by the mob, and upon several occasions barely escaped with his life.
- At the end of the fourth book( The Goblet of Fire), a school-friend is killed before his eyes, and he himself barely escapes again.