Well Nigh

Character 9
Hyphenation well -nigh
Pronunciations [ˈwɛɫnaɪ]

Definitions and meanings of "Well Nigh"

What do we mean by well nigh?

Nearly; almost. adverb

Very nigh; very nearly; almost wholly or entirely. Also written as a single word and (more properly) as two words.

Almost; nearly. adverb

Almost, very nearly adverb

(of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but adverb

Almost, nearly.

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The word "well-nigh" in example sentences

Chesterton set the whole world laughing with a series of alleged non-partisan essays on the subject, and the whole affair, controversy and controversialists, was well-nigh swept into the pit by a thundering broadside from George Bernard ❋ Unknown (2010)

He was a superman, a scientific superman; and the curiosity of the world to see him had become well-nigh unbearable. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Next day, before you get started, he's well-nigh unmanageable. ❋ Unknown (2010)

On the side and ankles this hair was well-nigh worn away, what of friction with underbrush and snow; but around the top and down the more sheltered back it was coarse, dirty black, and very thick. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The corner of my cubicle — as it adjoins the rest of the "office" or: "veal-fattening pen," to use Coupland verbiage — is so abrupt it makes these sudden exits and entrances possible . . . if not well-nigh inevitable. ❋ Christopher Snyder (2011)

"Were he perfectly black, you could sit alongside him and not see him," Lloyd said; and I confess the illustration was apt enough to make me well-nigh convinced. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Of course, it wasn't long before we made hummus our own, adding sweet chilli sauce, pesto, sun-dried tomatoes – in fact, the chickpea has good-naturedly absorbed well-nigh every food fad that's gripped the nation over the last decade – but despite its popularity, very few of us actually make our own. ❋ Unknown (2011)

This is the well-nigh inevitable result of having free trade between a country with a very low savings rate and one with a very high one like China. ❋ Ian Fletcher (2011)

I was well-nigh choking, and my eyes were certainly fiery. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Heart-high, I say, my rapier entered Pasquini's side on the right, but it did not emerge, on the left, for, well-nigh through him, it met a rib (oh, man-killing is butcher's work!) with such a will that the forcing overbalanced him, so that he fell part backward and part sidewise to the ground. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Somehow, the scent of her hair tangled with his thoughts to a purpose, and recalled the golden days that he had well-nigh thrust away. ❋ Unknown (2010)

"Press Here" Chronicle, 56 pages, $14.99 , by contrast, is anything but soft and dreamy, and it's well-nigh irresistible. ❋ Meghan Cox Gurdon (2011)

She could make a meal of sun-dried fish or a bed in the snow; yet she teased them with tantalizing details of many-course dinners, and caused strange internal dissensions to arise at the mention of various quondam dishes which they had well-nigh forgotten. ❋ Unknown (2010)

When Eben Hale died, whose confidential secretary he was — nay, well-nigh adopted son and full business partner — he no longer came among us. ❋ Unknown (2010)

But the city folk constituted a new and terrible destructive force, the equilibrium was overthrown, and the poppies well-nigh perished. ❋ Unknown (2010)

In this he was partially blocked, but a dozen of the ` Frisco Reds were executed, and the group was well-nigh destroyed. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Eventually, without losing a single man, this unit of the Royal Navy systematically destroyed all French fortifications, more than one hundred heavy cannon, stretching about seventy miles from San Sebastián to Santander (except for the well-nigh impregnable Castro-Urdiales). ❋ Unknown (2009)

Here the dogs were well-nigh useless, and both they and the men were tried excessively by the roughness of the way. ❋ Unknown (2010)

To cap their wretchedness, when at last the picking had begun, hops and hoppers were well-nigh swept away by a frightful storm of wind, rain, and hail. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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