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Meaning of nearly

near•ly

Pronunciation: (nēr'lē), [key]
— adv.
  1. all but; almost: nearly dead with cold.
  2. with close approximation: a nearly perfect likeness.
  3. with close agreement or resemblance: a plan nearly like our own.
  4. with close kinship, interest, or connection; intimately: nearly associated in business; two women nearly related.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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