nearly nearly  /ˈnɪr li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
  2. (adv) in a close manner

Usage(s):

  1. The nearly 19 million acre slice of untouched northeastern Alaska has been a symbol of the struggle between energy exploration and the environment since its creation in 1960.
  2. In between, the pair nearly brought Cosa Nostra to its knees with a new methodical approach, as brilliant as it was brave, to unlocking the Mob's code of silence.
  3. Of course, when it comes to pricing, it helps that many of these companies, including Allstar, outsource nearly all aspects of production, shipping and ordering.

News

  1. Nearly 460,000 People Struggle With Hunger In San Diego County, Report Reveals

    Nearly 460,000 people in San Diego County are impacted by hunger, including more than 184,000 children, according to a new report by Feeding America . In all, 15 percent of people across San Diego County don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego

  2. Nearly 65K Arizonans foreclosed on to get checks

    Nearly 65,000 Arizonans who lost their homes to foreclosure from 2008 to 2011 will receive checks for $1,480 this summer. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says it's part of a settlement with the nation's ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Nearly 39,000 still without power in area; Petersburg hit hard

    Nearly 39,000 Dominion Virginia Power customers remained without power today in the Richmond area, with more than half of Petersburg still in the dark following Thursday afternoon's strong thunderstor
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks," Cheney said. "These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002."
    on Aug 25, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Truthdig

  2. "When our government has information on a known extremist and that information is not shared and acted upon as it should have been so that this extremist boards a plane with dangerous explosives that could have cost nearly 300 lives, a systemic...
    on Dec 29, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews (blog)

  3. Low said: "The team did everything nearly perfectly. The result is nearly unbelievable because Argentina have a strong defensive team. It was first class that we were able to get so many goals."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Joachim Loew Source: Sportinglife.com

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