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 for almost
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Almost \Al"most\ ([add]l"m[=o]st), adv. [AS. ealm[ae]st,
     [ae]lm[ae]st, quite the most, almost all; eal (OE. al) all +
     m?st most.]
     Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. --Acts
                                                    xxvi. 28.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Almost never, hardly ever; scarcely ever.
  
     Almost nothing, scarcely anything.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  almost
      adv 1: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
             accomplished; all but; "the job is (just) about done";
             "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded";
             "we're almost finished"; "the car all but ran her down";
             "he nearly fainted"; "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"; "the
             recording is well-nigh perfect"; "virtually all the
             parties signed the contract"; "I was near exhausted by
             the run"; "most everyone agrees" [syn: about, almost,
             most, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-
             nigh]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "almost":
     about, all but, approximately, as good as, as much as, barely,
     bordering on, close, closely, essentially, hardly, in effect,
     just about, most, much, near, nearabout, nearly, nigh, nighhand,
     not quite, practically, pretty near, scarcely, verging on,
     virtually, well-nigh
  
  

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