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
Charter schools spend roughly double what districts do on administration, and some charter operators profit off large management fees and no-bid deals to furnish IT services or the facilities themselves, The Arizona Republic has found.
The project would roughly double Russia’s export volume via the Baltic route, that currently goes through the original Nord Stream pipeline.
The Obama rule would have required automakers to roughly double the fuel economy of new cars, S.U.V.s and light trucks by 2025, achieving an average of more than 50 miles per gallon.
In the last 100 years in North America, roughly 25 fatalities and 95 nonfatal cougar attacks have been reported, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife said, but there was only one other fatal attack in the state.
The judges, says Carnes, filled up their teams so quickly for season 14 that roughly 25 people never got to step on the stage for the blind audition.
That number has roughly tripled over the last 20 years.
The latest story of Mexican migration spans about four decades, and this roughly coincides with Corchado's career reporting from both sides of the border.
Since then, many Mexicans have felt disillusioned by a democratic experiment marked by weak economic growth, corruption and a homicide rate has roughly tripled from 2000 to now.
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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
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