Definition of 'nearly'
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It is nearly always fatal if consumed in sufficient quantities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet central government is not doing nearly enough. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Wholesale prices have already nearly doubled in the past year due to supply shortages. The Sun (2016)Most similar countries spend nearly half as much again and many far more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But there are not nearly enough in booming areas where new properties are most needed. The Sun (2016)Life ahead will be challenging and she will spend nearly all of it alone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are more outgoing with people and other animals and are nearly ready for their next big step. The Sun (2016)Secrets are nearly always bad news. The Sun (2016)When the bolognese is nearly ready, stir through the soy sauce and some seasoning. The Sun (2016)The former PM already gets nearly 3million a year from the public purse. The Sun (2016)The medical establishment nearly had a heart attack. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His paintings are almost always nearly square. Improve Your Landscape PaintingThe victims have complained that it is not nearly enough. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We very nearly got it completely right. The Sun (2008)We are nearly ready to see his flat. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The roads then would be nearly empty. The Sun (2006)The industry has already nearly doubled since the credit crunch began five years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is why sportsmen nearly always react to a great performance by saying how difficult it was. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were very nearly ready but still just a little bit on the sour side. The Sun (2011)Passengers have posted pictures of nearly empty cabins on social networks. The Sun (2014)He nearly had a heart attack himself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We spend nearly all our time here and are always trying to make it feel nice and cosy. The Sun (2015)Not nearly enough to be meaningful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Africa is still the least safe continent, accounting for nearly almost half of all fatal accidents. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They end up spending nearly TWICE as much of their income on filling their cars as the better off. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'nearly'
British English: nearly /ˈnɪəlɪ/ ADVERB
If something is nearly a quantity, it is very close to that quantity but slightly less than it. If something is nearly a certain state, it is very close to that state but has not quite reached it.
He stared at me in silence for nearly twenty seconds.
- American English: nearly
- Arabic: تَقْرِيباً
- Brazilian Portuguese: quase
- Chinese: 几乎
- Croatian: skoro
- Czech: skoro
- Danish: næsten
- Dutch: bijna
- European Spanish: casi
- Finnish: melkein
- French: presque
- German: beinahe
- 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: เกือบ
- Turkish: hemen hemen
- Ukrainian: приблизно
- Vietnamese: gần như
Definition of nearly from the Collins English Dictionary
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