nigh

Part of speech: adverb

Near.

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Usage examples "nigh":

  1. I come up hyeah a- lookin' fu' a son o' mine dat been away f'om home nigh on to five years. - "The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U", Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  2. You knew my boy Bart, didn't ye, the one that's been dead nigh on to twenty years?" - "The Tides of Barnegat", F. Hopkinson Smith.
  3. I was nigh being worritted to death by 'em. - "The Childerbridge Mystery", Guy Boothby.