well-nigh

well-nigh

[wel-nahy]
adverb
very nearly; almost: It's well-nigh bedtime.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English; Old English


See almost.
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well-nigh
 
adv
nearly; almost: it's well-nigh three o'clock

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well-nigh
O.E. wel neah, from well (adv.) + nigh.
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