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  • “Almost died,” Payne “Well-nigh died;” but the text says “died.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Well-nigh twelve years have passed since the initial reading.

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  • Well-nigh destitute of present support, and encompassed with unrelenting duns, he was obliged to keep within doors, and seek some comfort in the conversation of his charming mistress, and his faithful friend; yet, even there, he experienced the extremest rigour of adverse fate.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • Well-nigh two generations had slipped by — of steamboats, railways, telegraphs, bicycles, electric light, telephones, and now these motorcars — of such accumulated wealth, that eight per cent. had become three, and

    In Chancery

  • Well-nigh a hundred years since that was taken of him.

    Swan Song

  • Well-nigh perfect for what I want; templates were easy to change, and I dig the tiny cropped thumbnails.

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  • Well-nigh one of their last ties to Mother Earth had been broken; the ships were gone, and they had only a balloon to replace them!

    Off on a Comet

  • Well-nigh fifteen hundred years have passed away since the great controversies concerning the Deity and the person of the Redeemer were, after a long agony, determined.

    The Grand Old Man

  • Well-nigh the whole of Aurea was new, built to accommodate the burgeoning sector defense command that had been established on the planet, together with the civil bureaucracy and private enterprises that it drew.

    The Game Of Empire

  • Well-nigh over Mrs. Grant he went, she carrying in the urn,

    The Heiress of Wyvern Court

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