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Almost, nearly, approximately, as in
Our homework was pretty much finished
. This adverbial usage differs from the use of
for “considerable” (as in
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People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subject inquires not after what...
When things turn out pretty much as expected, parents give little thought to how much they have...
I have no doubt that they lived pretty much the same sort of life in the Homeric age, for men have...
Henry David Thoreau