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well-nigh

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwell-nighˈwell-nigh adverb old-fashioned  ALMOSTalmost It will be well-nigh impossible to raise that amount of money.
Examples from the Corpus
well-nighAnd both Rim-Suardal and Rim-Drynoch are well-nigh deserted - or so Ord says.Hair seems to be well-nigh everlasting, and so discovery of a tuft or two does not guarantee recent activity.But that, as they suggest, is a well-nigh impossible task at this distance in time.It comes easy to the habitual vagrant; it is well-nigh impossible to the inexperienced.But concentration on the story was well-nigh impossible.Habitually fractious, difficult, Andrew is now becoming well-nigh impossible.To understand what other creatures perceive we have to do the well-nigh impossible.The fused, bony plates that protect their soft parts make them well-nigh invulnerable.well-nigh impossibleBut concentration on the story was well-nigh impossible.Habitually fractious, difficult, Andrew is now becoming well-nigh impossible.To understand what other creatures perceive we have to do the well-nigh impossible.But that, as they suggest, is a well-nigh impossible task at this distance in time.It is well-nigh impossible to get a taxi in this part of town.It comes easy to the habitual vagrant; it is well-nigh impossible to the inexperienced.
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