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English definition of “almost”

almost

adverb uk   /ˈɔːl.məʊst/ us    /ˈɑːl.moʊst/
A2 nearly: She's almost 30. It was almost six o'clock when he left. I almost wish I hadn't invited him. It'll cost almost as much to repair it as it would to buy a new one. Almost all the passengers on the ferry were French. They'll almost certainly forget to do it. The town was almost entirely destroyed during the war. We were bitten by mosquitoes almost every night. The boat sank almost immediately after it had struck the rock. Most artists find it almost impossible to make a living from art alone.AlmostMerely and barely
(Definition of almost from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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