nearly

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Speech
nearly
Definition
Adverb 
With great scrutiny; carefully.
Etymology
Meaning note
now rare
Origin
from 16th century
Adverb 
With close relation; intimately.
Etymology
Origin
from 16th century
Adverb 
Closely, in close proximity.
Etymology
Origin
from 16th century
Adverb 
In close approximation; almost, virtually.
He left a nearly full beer on the bar.
I nearly didn't go to work yesterday.
Etymology
Origin
from 17th century
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From near +‎ -ly.
Bibliography
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