Definitions of nearly:
  • adverb:   in a close manner
    Example: "The person most nearly concerned"
  • adverb:   (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost'
    Example: "He nearly fainted"

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