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    well-nigh

    well-nigh - Dictionary definition and meaning for word well-nigh

    Definition
    (adv) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    Synonyms : about , almost , most , near , nearly , nigh , virtually
    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
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