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not quite

adverb as in just about

adverb as in little

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Example Sentences

It was promoted on what might be called not-quite-mainstream or, indeed, axe-to-grind media.

Twenty-five years later, he wrote a mealy-mouthed not-quite apology for his rhetoric.

I suppose it's largely futile to try to rectify these sorts of not-quite-false advertising claims.

Crowley should not have intervened to say it was true; I assume she was working off of a not-quite-full memory of the speech.

They were downstairs in the precinct, not-quite arrested, not-quite free to go, just yet.

The not-quite-sick were already back to normal p. 47 health.

There wasn't any use trying to tell things how they really were to Paul, because to him things weren't ever sort-of-but-not-quite.

It was the difference that exists between good- and not-quite-good taste.

The stad—the not-quite-stad—was five times bigger than a stad had a right to be.

Her skin was tanned to a deep and glowing almost-but-not-quite-brown.


On this page you'll find 210 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to not quite, such as: about, approximately, around, essentially, most, and much.

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