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Definitions of almost

  1.   Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
  2.   Nearly; wellnigh.
  3.   Nearly; very nearly; well- nigh; all but.
  4.   Nearly; for the most part.
  5.   Nearly; for the greatest part.
  6.   ( of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; ` near' is sometimes used informally for ` nearly' and ` most' is sometimes used informally for ` almost'; " the job is ( just) about done"; " the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"; " we're almost finished"; " the car all but ran her down"; " he nearly fainted"; " talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; " the recording is well- nigh perfect"; " virtually all the parties signed the contract"; " I was near exhausted by the run"; " most everyone agrees"
  7.   Approximately; very nearly.

Quotes of almost

  1. In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded. – Robert T. Bakker
  2. The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown. – Henry Walter Bates
  3. And just as there was something of every Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh so there is something of Ho Chi Minh in almost every present -day Vietnamese, so strong is his imprint on the Vietnamese nation. – Wilfred Burchett
  4. Almost every one of my various zero numbered birthdays has had a big concert in London and often in Paris. – Elliott Carter
  5. Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. – Salvador Dali
  6. Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do. – Zsa Zsa Gabor
  7. I set myself 600 words a day as a minimum output, regardless of the weather, my state of mind or if I'm sick or well. There must be 600 finished words -not almost right words. – Arthur Hailey
  8. I will say that Rick will probably die before the end of the book. I'll go ahead and put that in print. Nobody's safe. I've almost killed him three times already. – Robert Kirkman
  9. Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art- or almost the only stuff. – David Herbert Lawrence
  10. I like almost everything, even country twang, disco, blue grass and accordions. – Pat Mastelotto
  11. To be challenged means to strive. I'm almost certain that's true. – Alfred Molina
  12. When I'm writing, I am concentrating almost wholly on concrete detail: the color a room is painted, the way a drop of water rolls off a wet leaf after a rain. – Donna Tartt
  13. You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff. – Don Van Vliet
  14. For young filmmakers, Saw is a perfect film. It doesn't cost the GNP of almost every country of the world. – Donnie Wahlberg
  15. Almost all new ideas have a certain aspect of foolishness when they are first produced. – Alfred North Whitehead

Usage examples for almost

  1. “ " I expect my father almost any moment," she said. ” – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  2. “ I am almost afraid! ” – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  3. “ " I almost made you say it, didn't I? ” – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  4. Almost lost my life. ” – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  5. “ I hope you may live till I am almost an old woman, papa. ” – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  6. They were together; they were almost one mind. ” – Warlord of Kor by Terry Gene Carr
  7. But I'm almost right again now. ” – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  8. Pretty soon we were back almost to where we had started from. ” – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  9. “ " Oh, it would be almost too good to be true," says she. ” – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  10. Then we can do almost anything we please- live any place you like." ” – One Woman's Life by Robert Herrick
  11. But you have a way of getting on without it that is almost as good. ” – Outpost by J.G. Austin
  12. It's almost a matter of life and death. ” – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  13. “ I notice it almost every morning. ” – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  14. Almost more than I can think of!" ” – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  15. They are quite good, almost always. ” – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  16. “ " Yes, yes, I know," he almost seemed to be saying. ” – Under the Skylights by Henry Blake Fuller
  17. “ I decided upon it almost a week ago. ” – The Belovéd Traitor by Frank L. Packard
  18. It was almost time. ” – Anything You Can Do by Gordon Randall Garrett
  19. “ I am alive and almost well. ” – Letters of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett
  20. We used to go to see her almost every day. ” – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett

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