['ɔːlməʊst] or ['ɔlmost]
(adv.) Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
ad. Nearly, toward, towards, well-nigh, all but, for the most part, not quite, within a little.
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adv. nearly all but very nearly.
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- I almost dread to-morrow--so much depends on my discretion and self-control. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- He only told me a little about his parents and grandparents, and almost all in answer to my questions. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- One of these compounds, namely, chloride of lime, is the almost universal bleaching agent of commerce. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- The aspect of piteous distress on his face, almost as imploring a merciful and kind judgment from his child, gave her a sudden sickening. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- It seemed almost axiomatic that for true knowledge we must have recourse to concepts coming from a reason above experience. John Dewey. Democracy and Education.
- Presently, without preface or prelude, she said, almost in the tone of one making an accusation, Meess, in England you were a governess? Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- His dislike of mankind, of the mass of mankind, amounted almost to an illness. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- Such were the Phrygians, a people whose language was almost as close to that of the Greeks as the Macedonian. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- It would have been almost as good as telling him that she was the thief. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Her surprise increased with her indifference: he almost fancied that she suspected him of being tainted with foreignness. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- These services, therefore, being almost entirely arbitrary, subjected the tenant to many vexations. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- It was almost dark before we found ourselves in Pall Mall, at the rooms of Mr. Melas. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- Almost all countries exchange with one another, partly native and partly foreign goods. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- She seated herself beside her uncle opposite to Will, and was evidently preoccupied with something that made her almost unmindful of him. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Gerald suddenly let go the horse and leaped forwards, almost on to Gudrun. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- I am not sufficiently acquainted with such subjects to know whether it is at all remarkable that I almost always dreamed of that period of my life. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Before that time we sit listening to a tale, a marvellous fiction, delightful sometimes, and sad sometimes, almost always unreal. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- With regard to myself, this came almost by inheritance. Mary Shelley. The Last Man.
- Perhaps I would make a settlement on her, said Esterhazy; but mind, she must be very young, very fair, and almost innocent. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- It _is_ wonderful, replied Wickham, for almost all his actions may be traced to pride; and pride had often been his best friend. Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice.
- Before that time Spain had always been a poor country; it is a poor country to-day, almost its only wealth lies in its mines. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- I had amongst my scholars several farmers' daughters: young women grown, almost. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- You heard the report and then the shriek commenced almost instantly. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- He chose the trade of a lapidary, or polisher of precious stones, an art which in that age was held in almost as high esteem as that of the painter or sculptor. Rupert S. Holland. Historic Inventions.
- The neighbourhood of Brunswick Square is very different from almost all the rest. Jane Austen. Emma.
- His progress in these was almost equal to that he had made in drawing. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- She looked like a woman with a monomania, furtive almost, but heavily proud. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- So she sat almost motionless for hours in the drawing-room, going over the bitterness of every remembrance with an unwincing resolution. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- I was accustomed to speak of the larder when I lived with papa and mama, and I use the word almost unconsciously. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- He felt the going away almost too much to speak of it. Jane Austen. Emma.
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