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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Well-nigh \Well"-nigh`\, adv.
Almost; nearly. --Chaucer.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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-
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