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Engelsk adjektiv: nigh

1. nigh not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningNear neighbors.
In the near future.
They are near equals.
His nearest approach to success.
A very near thing.
A near hit by the bomb.
She was near tears.
She was close to tears.
Had a close call.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)close, near

Uttrykk med lignende betydningadjacent, hot, nearby, warm

Kjennetegner disse uttrykkenedistance

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)far

2. nigh being on the left side

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe near or nigh horse is the one on the left.
The animal's left side is its near or nigh side.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)near

Uttrykk med lignende betydningleft

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)right

Engelsk adverb: nigh

1. nigh near in time or place or relationship

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAs the wedding day drew near.
Stood near the door.
Don't shoot until they come near.
Getting near to the true explanation.
Her mother is always near.
The end draws nigh.
The bullet didn't come close.
Don't get too close to the fire.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)close, near

2. nigh (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)about, almost, most, near, nearly, virtually, well-nigh

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