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    nearly - Dictionary definition and meaning for word nearly

    Definition
    (adv) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    Synonyms : about , almost , most , near , nigh , virtually , well-nigh
    Example Sentence
    • the job is (just) about done
    • the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
    • we're almost finished
    • the car all but ran her down
    • he nearly fainted
    • talked for nigh onto 2 hours
    • the recording is well-nigh perfect
    • virtually all the parties signed the contract
    • I was near exhausted by the run
    • most everyone agrees
    Definition
    (adv) in a close manner
    Synonyms : closely , intimately
    Example Sentence
    • the two phenomena are intimately connected
    • the person most nearly concerned
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