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1. (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
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|I was near exhausted by the run|most everyone agrees
2. in a close manner
the two phenomena are intimately connected|the person most nearly concerned
3. In a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost.