Nearly

Adverb

  • With close relation; intimately. [from 16th c.]
  • In close approximation; almost, virtually. [from 17th c.]

    "I nearly didn't put this example in."

  • (now rare) With great scrutiny; carefully. [from 16th c.]
  • In close approximation; almost, virtually. [from 17th c.]

    "He left a nearly full beer on the bar."

  • Closely, in close proximity. [from 16th c.]

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