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well-nigh

[wel-nahy] /ˈwɛlˌnaɪ/
adverb
1.
very nearly; almost:
It's well-nigh bedtime.
Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English; Old English
Synonyms
See almost.
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British Dictionary definitions for wellnigh

well-nigh

adverb
1.
nearly; almost: it's well-nigh three o'clock
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Word Origin and History for wellnigh

well-nigh

adv.

Old English wel neah, from well (adv.) + nigh.

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