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  • r  to a degree (not used with a negative)
    quite tasty
    quite soon
    quite ill
    quite rich
  • r  to the greatest extent; completely
    you're quite right
    she was quite alone
    was quite mistaken
    quite the opposite
    not quite finished
    did not quite make it
  • r  of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)
    her victory was quite something
    she's quite a girl
    quite a film
    quite a walk
    we've had quite an afternoon
  • r  actually or truly or to an extreme
    was quite a sudden change
    it's quite the thing to do
    quite the rage

  • Was quite good, I thought.
  • Plucked from obscurity? Britain's singing sensations have tear-jerking stories that are not quite as simple as the reality-TV clips.
  • That day isn't here quite yet, but it's coming, and perhaps soon.
News & Articles

  • Can The World Afford Higher Interest Rates?
    That's the end of QE tapering talk then? Not quite, but it should die down somewhat, give U.S. Fed Reserve conduit Jon Hilsenrath's latest kiss-and-tell article in The Wall Street Journal. Thankfully, it might also stop all the blather about the U.S. and global economies recovering (they're not) and this being the end of the bond bull market (premature). What most investors fail to realise is ...
    June 15, 2013 - Forbes
    There has never been an American moment quite like Project Mercury.It was one of the great undertakings of American power, one of the great expressions of American ingenuity, one of the great successes of American engineering, one of the great statements of American daring -- and one of the great dividing lines in modern American culture.If you know what Project Mercury was, the passion it ...
    June 15, 2013 - David Shribman via Yahoo! News
  • Nobody is quite sure what a good score is at Merion yet -- except for the participants
    Nobody is quite sure what a good score is at Merion yet -- except for the participants.
    June 14, 2013 - Golf Magazine

  • Sepp Blatter in CNN International
    Blatter told a media briefing in Johannesburg: "It happened in 1966 and then 44 years later -- though it was not quite the same," the UK's Press Association reported.
  • John Paul Stevens in The Australian
    However, in a parting shot, Justice Stevens wrote that the majority's decision could prove to be "far more destructive - quite literally - to our nation's communities and to our constitutional structure".
  • James Dolan in Arizona Republic
    I think I probably got the biggest grin on my face I've had in quite some time at that point,Dolan said. "It takes courage to play where the lights shine the brightest. It takes leadership and character and competence to step up and say...

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