Definition of 'almost'
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And in this case it took almost a week. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Leaving his family home became almost impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is almost certainly a correct judgment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His successor is thus in an almost impossible position. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They will almost certainly be eligible next time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The aircraft has since been almost completely withdrawn from commercial flights but continues in service with the defence ministry. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sugar has almost completely vanished from shelves after soaring global prices and a shortage of hard currency halted imports. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They did all this at a time when public funding was very limited; and almost to a man they trained and competed while in full-time jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What you ask for will almost certainly not be what you get. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The patio in back is missing bricks and almost completely covered with ivy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These terms install management in such a way that it becomes almost impossible to unseat them. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)It will almost certainly prove to have been money well spent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The farmer and grower is faced at present with an almost impossible situation. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)At least my own grandparents had escaped what would almost certainly have been their deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And so much so that they have forgotten almost completely how to write letters. Christianity Today (2000)Its position would be almost impossible to pin down right now. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is almost as impossible to say the first pair quickly as the second slowly. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)This is almost certainly responsible for a recent rise in the number of cases of cervical cancer in this age group. The Sun (2009)It is almost a case of coals to Newcastle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's great to be almost like a man. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the man is almost 60 years old. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The latter was almost completely destroyed but Bayeux was lucky. The Sun (2012)Almost to a man, they were outstanding. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The government of Ontario was recently quoted almost 14 billion for two reactors. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You'll note that in almost all cases meat is browned first, then other ingredients are added. The 8-Week Cholesterol Cure (1990)
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Translations for 'almost'
British English: almost /ˈɔːlməʊst/ ADVERB
Almost means very nearly.
I almost missed the bus.
- American English: almost
- Arabic: تَقْرِيباً
- Brazilian Portuguese: quase
- Chinese: 几乎
- Croatian: skoro
- Czech: téměř
- Danish: næsten
- Dutch: bijna
- European Spanish: casi
- Finnish: melkein
- French: presque
- German: fast
- Greek: σχεδόν
- Italian: quasi
- Japanese: ほとんど
- Korean: 거의
- Norwegian: nesten
- Polish: prawie
- European Portuguese: quase
- Romanian: aproape
- Russian: почти
- Spanish: casi
- Swedish: nästan
- Thai: เกือบจะ
- Turkish: neredeyse
- Ukrainian: майже
- Vietnamese: gần như
Definition of almost from the Collins English Dictionary
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