Definitions

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  • adv. approximately
  • adv. almost

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • adv. to a small degree or extent

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The term does not apply to all protection of missions, but only to that permanently exercised in virtue of an acquired right, usually established by a treaty or convention (either explicit or tacit), voluntarily consented to or accepted after more or less compulsion by the infidel power.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The nose of Europeans and Asiatic Indians is long, narrow, with a more or less decided projection; the roots are high and narrow, the back straight or convex, the wings are appressed, the nostrils set vertically to the upper lip, the elevation (that is the height of the point above the lip) relatively large.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The confessor imposed a certain number of penitential acts, prayers, fasts, flagellations, alms-deeds etc., extending over a more or less considerable period; hence arose quite naturally the desire to condense the penance into a shorter time.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Sequences with more or less numerous traces of the transition process are so numerous that they may be placed in a class by themselves.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Most days he can be found more or less racewalking through the halls of his research institute as he moves between his research lab, teaching classroom, and the hospital, often shadowed by a handful of students and an assistant towing a cart full of files.

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  • Religion in its simplest form implies the notion of being bound to God; the same notion is uppermost in the word religion in its most specific sense, as applied to the life of poverty, chastity, and obedience to which individuals voluntarily bind themselves by vows more or less solemn.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • According to many recent critics, the root nabĂ®, not employed in Hebrew, signified to speak enthusiastically, "to utter cries, and make more or less wild gestures", like the pagan mantics.

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  • The impropriation of tithes by the monasteries set an example which unscrupulous and powerful laymen were not slow to follow, with more or less pretence of respecting the forms of law.

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  • If the opinion be in favour of the nullity or of the non-consummation of the marriage, then the record, together with the opinion of the consultor, is sent on to a second consultor (pro vinculi defensione), whose duty it is to set forth the grounds, more or less conclusive, that can be adduced in favour of the validity, or consummation, of the marriage, and therefore of its indissolubility.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • These offences, whether ritual or moral, deliberate or involuntary, present themselves as obstacles more or less fatal to the bliss-bringing communion with the Deity which is the end of religion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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