Quotes of nearly

  1. With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign state for the first time in more than three decades, terrorists have increasingly targeted our country's infrastructure. – Iyad Allawi
  2. For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U. S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry. – Sherwood Boehlert
  3. Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous years of the American war. – John Bright
  4. And we'd drink huge amounts of scotch and coke, which is a ghastly sweet drink... And now people don't drink nearly as much, for good reason. We're all a little wiser. – Bill Bruford
  5. A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing. – Samuel Butler
  6. No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me. – Truman Capote
  7. Births to illegal immigrants now account for nearly one out of every ten births in the United States. – Nathan Deal
  8. I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down. – Gene Fowler
  9. When I was in the seventh grade I did a report about the environment and the loss of species. It was supposed to be only a few pages, but ended up being nearly 50. – Woody Harrelson
  10. It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass. – E. T. A. Hoffmann
  11. A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country. – Chief Joseph
  12. Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. – Edwin Land
  13. The Broadway audience is made up of a greater percentage of tourists now. There's not nearly as much variety and danger and challenge in what's being offered. – John Lithgow
  14. I remember nearly having a fit of the giggles during the reading because dear Daniel was SO respectful and serious and I was finding the whole situation funny because I was speaking to his profile. – Madeleine Stowe
  15. Justice is like a train that is nearly always late. – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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