“Then she put the handkerchief over her nose and blew—loudly, like a trumpet blast and not quite the way one would expect a baronette to blow her nose.”
“From my early, drunken impressions of it, the Satellite Heart was indeed a bar, and it was also not quite like other bars.”
“I walk out of Superduper Pawn not quite three hundred dollars richer.”
“Little Fay Ann, just learning to speak, could not quite manage the word, which came out as “Buzzer.””
“The coast from this point onward was marginally better, with more reliable water sources and natives who, according to Nearchus, did not quite live like animals.”
“However, Cayetano has admitted that his new mount is not quite up to this level of competition yet and needs a few more months 'schooling and exposure to the international arena.”
“A solid margherita, a very good sausage and garlic, but still not quite up to the level of the Baba Yagar in Bellagio, or La Rampa in Dolceacqua.”
“The nephrologist spoke slowly, not quite looking me in the eye.”
“Seconds after the launch, however, the N-1 rocket collapsed back onto its pad and exploded—by some estimates with a strength equivalent to 250 tons of TNT, not quite the power of a nuclear explosion, but still formidable.”
“She looks at me side-eyed, not quite taking her eyes off the road and says”
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