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near miss

noun as in near hit


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The near miss shaped how she thought about sight, light, and darkness, and it guided her into a career studying marine bioluminescence.

We had near misses in the 90s and a few in the early aughts.

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X was then warned of the near miss via a correspondent who had worked with him in the past.

A recent study by solar physicists points out that we had a near-miss with a strong solar storm back in 2012.

“A near miss” as the VA doctor familiar with the case described it.

If the 2000 Florida recount felt like a multi-car collision, then 2012 was a near-miss.

We avoided the Great Depression and it was a pretty near-miss.

A short covered way near Miss Pritchard's desk gave access to the adjoining Chapel.

I would have liked to be near Miss Desmond, as I wished to draw her out further in regard to her political principles.

Mr. Winthrop Latham stood near Miss Stuart, assisting her to serve the tea.

The young lady in charge kept a careful hand near Miss Gwenny's, who was instructed or guided to increase the current gradually.

Sometimes—after, say, a near miss on the polo field—he would wonder how polite and dignified the great old days actually had been.

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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to near miss, such as: close call, close shave, narrow escape, near hit, near thing, and squeaker.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.