near·ly / ˈni(ə)rlē/ • adv. 1. very close to; almost: David was nearly asleep | a rise of nearly 25 percent. 2. closely: in the absence of anyone more nearly related, I had been designated next of kin. PHRASES: not nearly nothing like; far from: you're not nearly as clever as you think you are.
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