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  • adj. comparative form of nigh: more nigh

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

  • adv. (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter distance


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  • On the Little Pelly, for instance, they come down that thick in the summer to feed on the salmon that you can't get an Indian or white man to go nigher than a day's journey to the place.


  • Slowly comes a hungry people, as a lion, creeping nigher

    Omar Khadr Ad Infinitum « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Sigmund said that he had come no nigher to the aid of a man though the youngling were with him.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • The feast it was nigh, and the mass it was nigher, When before the fair

    The Talisman

  • Nears my parting fro, my love, nigher draws the severance-day, viii.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For his love, but can aught than embrace be nigher?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Nay, lady, said Sir Aymeris, nor tomorrow, nor any day uncompelled; neither shall we go nigher unto it than now we be.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Soon she had covered up the house from her, for on that eastern end, both a tongue of the woodland shoved out west into the meadow, and, withal, the whole body of the wood there drew down to the water, and presently cut off all the greensward save a narrow strip along by the lake, off the narrowest whereof lay the rocky eyot aforesaid, nigher unto the shore than lay Green Eyot.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Albeit, less than a half mile from the shore lay two eyots, as it might have been on the salt sea; but one of these sat low down on the water, and was green and well bushed, but the other, which lay east of it, and was nigher to the shore, was high, rocky, and barren.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • Nought befell them on their way home; but the nigher they came to the castle the more pensive waxed Birdalone, and, though she hid it, when they were come to the gate she scarce had her wit; for it was as if she thought to have one rushing out and crying: Tidings, tidings! they are come.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles


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