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  • noun Plural form of almost.


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  • Will I send the fantasy story that's seen many edits, and that's been around a few places and collected three 'almosts' from some very highly-respected magazines?

    mikandra: further to my previous post

  • Although I've had a couple of "almosts," so I know they're not TOTAL crap.

    I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do

  • And "almosts" or "attempts" do not, and have never, generated as much alarm in human beings as "it happened."

    Is it O.K. to fire White guys?

  • What family, anywhere, has ever reacted to "almosts" as much as they did the actual incident?

    Is it O.K. to fire White guys?

  • The two 'almosts' are, moreover, significant signs of the demonic, for fiends could not predict the future with absolute accuracy.

    The Hell of Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • But the "almosts" were obstinate; the nearly had never become the quite; she did not tell herself that it never could; on the contrary she recognised (though here she was inclined to shirk the probe) that if she married another, she might well awake to find herself loving Marchmont; she knew that she would not like Marchmont to love another woman.


  • There was a charm in his "almosts" that was not to be resisted, especially after Mr. Verver and Maggie had grown sure -- or almost, again -- of enjoying the monopoly of them; and on this basis of envy changed to sympathy by the more familiar view of the father and the daughter, Mr. Crichton had at both houses, though especially in

    The Golden Bowl — Volume 2

  • There were two local "almosts" in yesterday's Pulitzer Prize announcements.

    Crain's Cleveland Business - News Feeds

  • FORT MYERS - Last season was a year of "almosts" for the Winter Park basketball team. Stories

  • "almosts" are so consistent that I'm curious about whether they're symptomatic of a kind of disorder.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion


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