approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so(adverb)
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
"lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"
with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly')
"he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough"
with rough motion as over a rough surface
In a rough manner.
Unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely.
Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount; approximately.
in a rough manner; unevenly; harshly; rudely; severely; austerely
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Rank popularity for the word 'roughly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4251
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'roughly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2363
Rank popularity for the word 'roughly' in Adverbs Frequency: #275
The numerical value of roughly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of roughly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of roughly in a Sentence
It's certainly tantalizing what Nicholas Reeves has suggested, if we look at what we know: we're pretty certain there is an undiscovered royal tomb of roughly the same period somewhere, because we have more kings than we have tombs, so logic suggests that there's still a tomb to be found.
Justice right now is slow and clearly that is an issue for the business community, we have this system where millions of files end up at the Supreme Court of Appeals and the Council of State, roughly 2 million files, which means justice certainly needs to be speeded up.
I think roughly around 10-12% of TMSC's business is China, and I think that is in essence almost primarily Huawei, so they will be restricted unless they're granted a license, and there is no assurances on that and we don't anticipate that.
We use about 100 million barrels of oil in the world a day, roughly 25 million of that is used for gasoline automobiles. If we convert all 25 million barrels a day overnight to electric vehicles, we're still going to need a lot of hydrocarbons.
We are currently sending roughly $400 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Palestinian Authority, certainly, groups that threaten Israel cannot be allies of the U.S. I will continue to do everything in my power to make sure this president and this Congress stop treating Israel's enemies as American allies.
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