Examples of roughly in a Sentence
Roughly translated, it means “hurry up!”.
The new product is modeled roughly on an earlier design.
He threw the package roughly in the truck.
The guard told us roughly that we had to stand back.
Recent Examples of roughly from the Web
According to the wildlife commission, the likelihood of a Florida resident being seriously injured during an unprovoked alligator incident in Florida is roughly only 1 in 3.2 million.
The roughly 70 headquarters employees manage administration, accounting, engineering, computer support and procurement.
This has been the situation, roughly, for three years.
Just a few inches away is a vertical structure of roughly the same area, with electrodes on it.
The protective detail cost taxpayers nearly $3.5 million during Pruitt’s first year on the job, according to EPA data, and is roughly triple the size of those of his immediate predecessors.
In Nahal Oz, east of Gaza City, the commander of a company of snipers said that four bombs or grenades had been hurled at his men roughly halfway through the day.
Our four-legged friends also get cancer at roughly the same rate as humans do, with a lifetime risk of about 30 to 40 percent.
The shop's interior, roughly the size of a Starbucks, was crammed with shelves and drawers carrying miniature high-heeled shoes, rubber finger puppets, and other knick-knacks to pad out goody bags.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'roughly.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
callously, cold-bloodedly, hard-heartedly, heartlessly, inhumanely, inhumanly, insensitively, mercilessly, obdurately, pitilessly, ruthlessly, tyrannically, uncharitably, unfeelingly, unmercifully, unsparingly;
ROUGHLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roughly for English Language Learners
: not exactly but close in number, quality, meaning, etc.
: in a way that is not gentle or careful
: in a very simple or basic way
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up roughly? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).