pretty near/nearly

idiom

US
: almost but not quite
I'm pretty near/nearly done.

Examples of pretty near/nearly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This was what the Dodgers, and their fans, and pretty near all of L.A. and maybe all of baseball – and, definitely, Shohei Ohtani – had been waiting for. Jim Alexander, Orange County Register, 4 Apr. 2024 The stores did offer instant gratification — although so does Amazon same-day delivery, pretty nearly — and little else. Curbed, 3 Mar. 2022 As creative combinations go, like Homelander, that one-two punch looks pretty near unstoppable. Brian Lowry, CNN, 2 June 2022 Super Bowl seats are in Section 513 of SoFi Stadium, three rows from the top and pretty near Cloud Nine. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 11 Feb. 2022 As far as the Wednesday morning commute, conditions are pretty near ideal at 6:45 a.m. Chelsea Prince, ajc, 22 Sep. 2021 The current, post-pandemic environment is pretty near perfect for cryptocurrency’s spread. Bryan Pearson, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Spotting early signs of disease in commercial plantings can be pretty near impossible with pathogens that are cryptic or symptomless for many months. Stephanie Pain, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Sep. 2020

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“Pretty near/nearly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pretty%20near%2Fnearly. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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