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Synonyms for nearly

near to in quantity or amount

Synonyms for nearly

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished

in a close manner

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At noon, to-day, ascended to an elevation of nearly 25,000 feet, by discharging ballast.
Mem : at 25,000 feet elevation the sky appears nearly black, and the stars are distinctly visible ; while the sea does not seem convex (as one might suppose) but absolutely and most unequivocally concave.
Captain Bonneville remained on Snake River nearly three weeks after the arrival of Matthieu and his party.
The ball, which had been nearly spent before it struck him, had stunned instead of killing him.
When, then, after nearly four hundred years the Romans went away, the people of Britain were still British.
So now, after all its adventures, having been found, we shall never know where, by a gentleman in the days of Queen Elizabeth, having lain on his bookshelves unknown and unread for a hundred years and more, having been nearly destroyed by fire, having been still further destroyed by neglect, Beowulf at last came to its own, and is now carefully treasured in a glass case in the British Museum, where any one who cared about it may go to look at it.
He tried to rob me," replied the merchant, "and very nearly choked me.
The concussion nearly capsized her, and with a sickening plunge she hurtled downward through the dark night.
The first morning they set out two hours before dawn, Ona wrapped all in blankets and tossed upon his shoulder like a sack of meal, and the little boy, bundled nearly out of sight, hanging by his coat-tails.
For it should be remembered that the competition will generally be most severe between those forms which are most nearly related to each other in habits, constitution, and structure.
At the Cape of Good Hope the same hospitality, and very nearly the same points of etiquette, are universally observed.
Kerick Booterin turned nearly white under his oil and smoke, for he was an Aleut, and Aleuts are not clean people.
He was in old-time iron armor from head to heel, with a helmet on his head the shape of a nail-keg with slits in it; and he had a shield, and a sword, and a pro- digious spear; and his horse had armor on, too, and a steel horn projecting from his forehead, and gorgeous red and green silk trappings that hung down all around him like a bedquilt, nearly to the ground.
The Fish-Footman began by producing from under his arm a great letter, nearly as large as himself, and this he handed over to the other, saying, in a solemn tone, `For the Duchess.
My companion, I believe, slept pretty soundly; but at day break, when we rolled out of our dwelling, I felt nearly disqualified for any further efforts.