Almost; very closely; very nearly.


Whoops, Bruno pulled another paper towel. The whole procedure was repeated. Well-nigh a third of the vegetable marrow mass was now gone! (Context: A boy named Bruno hates the meal served for lunch, so he wraps pieces of it in serviettes and throws them under the table. After this latest repetition, almost a third of the food was successfully discarded. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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Julion Okram's Word Explainer is a concise dictionary of uncommon, less standard and expert words appearing in mystery thrillers and science fiction adventures. It contains little-known or fictional geographical names, scientific terms, slang, professional jargons, archaisms, dialects, neologisms, composite expressions, etc⋅. Find word definitions, alternative meanings, occasional notes about etymology and stems, and story-related contextual remarks. The entire vocabulary is searchable online. Readers wishing to go offline or have a printed reference at hand can download this full glossary as a wordbook in PDF format.