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Usage examples for nearly

  1. " I am nearly one hundred years old," he said. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  2. There, my pretty; I nearly forgot it after all. – Christina by L. G. Moberly
  3. I was nearly ready. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  4. We have nearly a thousand men. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  5. And now- oh, dear, we are nearly home again. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  6. I approve of nearly every one. – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  7. But I remember a great many that are very nearly so. – The Martian by George Du Maurier
  8. Nearly half an hour anyway!" – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  9. Winn was silent for a moment, then he said, " I suppose you know I'm nearly done?" – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  10. I am nearly grown now. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  11. " I'm afraid I'm nearly as bad," said Gerard. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  12. " I am very nearly too old," said the doctor; " but I will try." – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  13. They say it's nearly two months since it was in the paper. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  14. He had nearly gone too far. – The Man from Jericho by Edwin Carlile Litsey
  15. I've been there nearly every day. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  16. It was nearly dark, and he wondered where the major's brother was going at that hour. – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  17. I nearly ran into old Mackellar! – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  18. It was nearly three, and very dark. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  19. Once when I was here before, I nearly got into trouble with her. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  20. He pretty nearly does, but he's not going to run my business. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
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