Definition of 'nigh'
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But now the end is nigh. The Sun (2017)A single setback can seem like the end is nigh. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you have to pay TWO of them it becomes nigh on impossible. The Sun (2016)The end of the world was nigh. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You suspect he wishes the end was nigh. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Trying to get a straight answer on this from friends is well nigh impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But he has clearly lost the fans and when that happens the end is nigh. The Sun (2014)Now it is nigh on impossible to see the next leaders coming. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All of us working at the magazine a year ago knew the end was nigh. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And getting on in life is nigh on impossible. The Sun (2014)The end may still be nigh. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the end was still nigh. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But removal is nigh on impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When it comes to bankers' pay the task seems well nigh impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The end of the world seemed nigh, but why? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The end was not nigh. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The hour is nigh: And lo! The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)
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