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Synonyms for quite

somewhat

Synonyms

absolutely

Synonyms for quite

Synonyms for quite

to a degree (not used with a negative)

Synonyms

of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)

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In some things, you know, you ca'n't be quite sure what an insect would like: for instance, I never could quite settle, supposing I were a moth, whether I would rather be kept out of the candle, or be allowed to fly straight in and get burnt--or again, supposing I were a spider, I'm not sure if I should be quite pleased to have my web torn down, and the fly let loose--but I feel quite certain that, if I were a beetle and had rolled over on my back, I should always be glad to be helped up again.
Lady Hunstanton is most kind in asking him here, and Lord Illingworth seems to have taken quite a fancy to him.
Maimie was one of the kind who like to fix a day for doing things, but Tony was not that kind, and when she asked him which day he was to remain behind in the Gardens after Lock-out he merely replied, "Just some day;" he was quite vague about which day except when she asked "Will it be today?
I'm getting fatter and fatter every day," she said quite exultantly.
The more I think of it," she cried, "the more am I convinced that you are doing quite right; and though I should never have selected Fanny Price as the girl most likely to attach you, I am now persuaded she is the very one to make you happy.
On account of Mr Gowan's painting Papa's picture (which I am not quite convinced I should have known from the likeness if I had not seen him doing it), I have had more opportunities of being with her since then than I might have had without this fortunate chance.
Well, I always shall think that you play quite as well as she does, or that if there is any difference nobody would ever find it out.
They were wheeling a handcart with the flowers in it, and were quite surprised to find the bed occupied.
Why, the words are spelt differently, and mean quite different things.
He had a nice little bow in his hand, but it was quite spoiled by the rain, and the tints of his many-colored arrows ran one into the other.
He had once been quite handsome and a number of women had been in love with him.
He said if I thought he would not do he would look out for a bigger boy; but I said I was quite agreeable to try him for six weeks.
He looked in that direction, but though the columns would have been visible quite far off, they were not to be seen.
At moments he would be apparently quite bright and happy; but as a rule he would sit moody and thoughtful.
John looked rather disconcerted by this intelligence, though there was a lurking grin on his face at the same time; but, being quite unable to keep out of the fray, he compromised the matter by tucking his wife's arm under his own, and, thus accompanied, following Nicholas downstairs with all speed.