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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 near·ly /ˈnɪrli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Near·ly, adv. In a near manner; not remotely; closely; intimately; almost; as, he nearly lost his life in the accident.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite
             accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for
             `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for
             `almost'; "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, just
             about, almost, most, all but, near, nigh, virtually,
      2: in a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately
         connected"; "the person most nearly concerned" [syn: closely,