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  • r  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    the recording is well-nigh perfect

  • Thus faced with a well-nigh desperate situation, Belgian royalty bethought itself of royal nieces.
  • Hence last week's dispatch from Porto Alegre, Brazil was well-nigh incredible: one Espinosa Nunez de Antunes of Bacacay had been delivered of eight daughters, two sons.
  • Now clearly, the chances of naturally conceiving eight children at once are well-nigh impossible.
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  • The 9 Best Cheese Shops In NYC
    Cheese might be killing us one curd at a time , but it's also well-nigh irresistible , whether you prefer it semi-soft, mild, stinky or creamy. And though some of us may spend a little too much time wading in the Velveeta sea, the top shelf stuff is readily available at the city's many top-notch cheese shops, stacked high with pungent wheels and wedges and lovingly curated down to each aged ...
    Sept. 4, 2013 - Gothamist

  • David Ford in Belfast Telegraph
    Mr Ford added: "We have an Executive which is dysfunctional, operating to a weak and insubstantial programme for government. It is not very good at implementing that programme and well-nigh incapable of agreeing anything else. Where issues were not...
  • Jimmy Calderwood in BBC Sport
    With regards to players staying and attracting new recruits, the result is hugely disappointing,Calderwood said. "It's well-nigh impossible for us to get back into Europe but it also comes down to finances."

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