almost :

almost

Like “only,” “almost” must come immediately before the word or phrase it modifies: “She almost gave a million dollars to the museum” means something quite different from “She gave almost a million dollars to the museum.” Right? So you shouldn’t write, “There was almost a riotous reaction when the will was read” when what you mean is “There was an almost riotous reaction.”

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Definitions

  • r  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
    we're almost finished
News & Articles

  • Anna Kendrick almost has to miss event due to hair coloring mishap
    Anna Kendrick almost didn’t make it to Wednesday’s See by Chloé fragrance launch in the West Village due to a hair-color drama on-...
    June 16, 2013 - New York Post
  • Almost topless Miranda Kerr for Vogue Korea
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    June 15, 2013 - StyleBistro
  • Almost 500,000 without power in U.S. Mid-Atlantic
    (Reuters) - Almost half a million homes and businesses, mostly in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic states, were still without power early Friday following a series of severe storms on Thursday, according to local power companies. Duke Energy Corp, the biggest power company in the United States, was the hardest hit with more than 240,000 customers still out in the Carolinas. Late Thursday, Duke said more ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News