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nigh

  

      adj  
      adv  
      prep      an archaic, poetic, or dialect word for       near  
     (Old English neah, neh; related to German nah, Old Frisian nei. Compare near, next)  


well-nigh  
      adv   nearly; almost  
it's well-nigh three o'clock     
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nigh

  
1   
      adj   adjacent, adjoining, approximate, at hand, bordering, close, contiguous, imminent, impending, near, next, upcoming  
2   
      adv   about, almost, approximately, close, near, practically  


well-nigh     
all but, almost, just about, more or less, nearly, next to, practically, virtually  

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night, neigh, nights, nighty

nigh adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"

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