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Definitions for nearly
ˈnɪər linear·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. about, almost, most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nighadverb

    (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

    "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"

  2. closely, intimately, nearlyadverb

    in a close manner

    "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"

Wiktionary

  1. nearlyadverb

    almost, but not quite; slightly short of

    He left a nearly full beer on the bar.

  2. nearlyadverb

    intimately

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nearlyadverb

    in a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost

Freebase

  1. nearLY

    Nearly is the solo musical project of former Nine Inch Nails drummer, Jerome Dillon. Dillon plays most of the music himself. The 2005 debut release is entitled Reminder. Claudia Sarne contributes the vocals. Jerome is currently in the studio with engineer/programmer Joshua Kincheloe working on the follow-up to reminder.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #925

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #660

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nearly' in Adverbs Frequency: #93

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nearly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of nearly in a Sentence

  1. Nick Merrill:

    This is someone who has spent nearly two decades in public service, and is widely known for her integrity and tireless work ethic, after the birth of her son, she took maternity leave. The IG had questions about the details of her leave, Huma answered. Anything beyond that injected into the public sphere is unfounded and from partisans in Congress with a clear agenda. These emails serve to reinforce that these allegations are baseless. It's not surprising, but it is disappointing.

  2. Joe Biden:

    But let me tell you the truth of the matter is, there's not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug, it's a debate, and I want a lot more -- before I legalize it nationally -- I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.

  3. World Bank:

    This is in addition to nearly $150 million in resources that have recently been made available from existing projects. Together, total World Bank support to the three countries' recovery reaches around $700 million.

  4. Abdul Rashid:

    Victims released also said while the kidnappers were on their tugboat for nearly 30 minutes, no violence took place.

  5. Syed Hossain:

    Twenty-five percent? We can’t! It’s stupid --I’d be losing money, new York City has lower infection and hospitalization rates than nearly all counties in the rest of the state where indoor dining is open at 50 percent occupancy.

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