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Language: Old English
Origin: ealmæst, from eall 'all' + mæst 'mostly'

almost

adverb
     
al‧most S1 W1
nearly, but not completely or not quite:
Have you almost finished?
Supper's almost ready.
It was almost midnight.
Almost nothing was done to improve the situation.
The story is almost certainly true.
He's almost as old as I am.
almost all/every/everything
Marsha visits her son almost every day.

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