Definitions

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  • adv. nearly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a near relation in place, time, degree, etc.; within a little; almost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nearly; within a little; almost.

Etymologies

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nigh +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Suppose a Man born blind, and now adult, and taught by his touch to distinguish between a Cube, and a Sphere of the same metal, and nighly of the same bigness, so as to tell, when he felt one and t'other; which is the Cube, which the Sphere.

    Molyneux's Problem

  • So there we stayed to Gloucester nighly four year.

    The Drummer's Coat

  • So we marched with the army, and long marches it was, they winter days, nighly five hundred mile in six weeks as I've been told.

    The Drummer's Coat

  • We took a bit of mate with us and flint and steel, and many was the things that she taught to me on the road for a body to make herself nighly as comfortable in the open air as in ever a house.

    The Drummer's Coat

  • In the run-up to the event, we have had only nighly naps of 3-4 hours for one week.

    Niamah!!!

  • Chromium nighly build adds support for custom user stylesheets -- like shutup. css PowerHouse eMonitor lets you manage power use down to the circuit Motorola Backflip doesn't allow non-Market apps, proves AT

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  • Chromium nighly build adds support for custom user stylesheets -- like shutup. css Zach Galifianakis Loses Trademark Beard on 'SNL,' Finds a New One

    Joystiq [Nintendo]

  • Chromium nighly build adds support for custom user stylesheets -- like shutup. css So why is everyone in the iPad commercial sitting down?

    Joystiq

  • They say this while being interviewed on the nighly news.

    CNN.com

  • Their weedes bene not so nighly wore, such simplesse mought them shend:

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