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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WELL-NIGH

Save for the dead, this natural clearing was well-nigh deserted.

The day was well-nigh gone when they came near to the greenwood tree.

As a matter of fact she had been well-nigh bored to death there.

His horse had floundered in a snow-drift, and he himself was well-nigh frozen.

Here the infamous Tschauna harassed me and well-nigh put me to shame.

Certainly she would do that, but she felt it to be well-nigh useless.

A satisfactory definition of civilization is well-nigh impossible.

Paul Ritson did his best to restrain the anger that well-nigh choked him.

Well-nigh every house had its garden, as every garden its countless flowers.

Every detail is well-nigh perfect, and the proportions could hardly be better.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wel neah, from well (adv.) + nigh.

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