nearlyadverbuk /ˈnɪə.li/ us /ˈnɪr-/
- The under-18s constitute nearly 25% of the town's population.
- Customs officers have seized nearly a ton of heroin destined for New York.
- I'm nearly ready - just give me a couple of minutes.
- It was such a hassle trying to get my bank account changed that I nearly gave up.
- They were finally reconciled with each other, after not speaking for nearly five years.
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