damn near


informal + impolite
: just about : almost
He damn near killed us!

Examples of damn near in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So many bangers that take me back to a time when hip hop was ON FIRE with every release damn near. Daniel Kohn, Spin, 1 Sep. 2023 Just about every surface was soft to the touch, stitched, tanned or otherwise damn near bespoke. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The toppings stretched out well throughout the duration of eating the nachos, damn near every chip had at least some cheese on it, yet the chips never got soggy. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 15 Feb. 2021 Mental health should not be considered a luxury, but the reality is finding a therapist on a budget can feel damn near impossible. Stefanie Groner, Glamour, 21 Jan. 2021 Most of the time my salon manicures look damn near perfect for around four weeks. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 19 Jan. 2023 Its follow-up, Unlimited, would rectify that with a greater emphasis on long-form storytelling and a team that its creators managed to balance in a way that’s damn near a miracle. Daniel Dockery, Vulture, 29 July 2022 Most surfers, when pressed, will tell you that surfing alone isn’t really an issue — because these days, and especially at the best surf spots on the planet, surfing solo is becoming damn near impossible. Mylène Dressler, Longreads, 11 Apr. 2023 Her nude glossy lips were damn near as shiny as her nose highlight. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 31 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Damn near.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/damn%20near. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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