nowhere near

idiom

1
: not at all near to
We were nowhere near a hospital.
2
informal : not at all : not nearly
Their house is nowhere near as nice as yours.
That is nowhere near enough water.
The house is nowhere near finished.

Examples of nowhere near in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the biggest local database, from real estate tracker CoStar, has nearly 300,000 San Diego County apartments — making 35 rentals nowhere near even 1 percent of the market. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Feb. 2024 Teams that were once in decent position (hello, Utah, Oregon and Colorado) are struggling for traction while teams that were nowhere near the at-large pool are now winning regularly (Washington State and UCLA). Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 12 Feb. 2024 Not to spoil the mood, but the moon and Jupiter are nowhere near each other. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, 11 Feb. 2024 The final product comes in at 121.2 proof—nowhere near hazmat level, but much stronger than Woodford’s core bourbon which is 90.4 proof. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Feb. 2024 The 4070 Ti Super just ends up floating in between a couple of different categories, nowhere near cheap enough for a budget or midrange build, and not quite fast enough for a pull-out-all-the-stops build. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, 25 Jan. 2024 Another 250 Testa Rossa, this one a customer version with nowhere near the racing pedigree, is expected to sell for between $34 million and $38 million at auction next month. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 29 Jan. 2024 But Nemo isn’t creepy, Pikachu doesn’t give you the willies, and Big Bird is nowhere near the precipice of the uncanny valley. Avery Hurt, Discover Magazine, 25 Jan. 2024 But disclaimers aside, crime today is nowhere near its peak of the 1990s, when the city saw more than 1,000 killings in a year. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Nowhere near.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nowhere%20near. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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nowhere near

adverb
: not nearly
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