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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Almost  \Al"most\,  adv  [AS.  ealm[ae]st,  [ae]lm[ae]st,  quite  the 
  most  almost  all  eal  (OE.  al)  all  +  m?st  most.] 
  Nearly;  well  nigh;  all  but  for  the  greatest  part 
 
  Almost  thou  persuadest  me  to  be  a  Christian.  --Acts 
  xxvi.  28. 
 
  {Almost  never},  scarcely  ever. 
 
  {Almost  nothing},  scarcely  anything 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  almost 
  adv  :  (of  actions  or  states)  slightly  short  of  or  not  quite 
  accomplished;  "the  job  is  just  about  done";  "the  baby 
  was  almost  asleep  when  the  alarm  sounded";  "we're 
  almost  finished";  "the  car  all  but  ran  her  down";  "he 
  nearly  fainted";  "talked  for  nigh  onto  2  hours";  "the 
  recording  is  well-nigh  perfect";  "virtually  all  the 
  parties  signed  the  contract";  (`near'  is  used 
  informally  for  `nearly'  as  in  "I  was  near  exhausted  by 
  the  run";  `most'  is  used  informally  for  `almost'  as  in 
  "most  everybody  agrees")  [syn:  {about},  {just  about},  {most}, 
  {all  but},  {nearly},  {near},  {nigh},  {virtually},  {well-nigh}] 




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