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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nearly  \Near"ly\,  adv 
  In  a  near  manner;  not  remotely;  closely;  intimately;  almost. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nearly 
  adv  1:  (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}, 
  {almost},  {most},  {all  but},  {near},  {nigh},  {virtually}, 
  {well-nigh}] 
  2:  in  a  close  manner;  "the  two  phenomena  are  intimately 
  connected";  "the  person  most  nearly  concerned"  [syn:  {closely}, 
  {intimately}] 




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