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  • very close in resemblance
    • sketched in an approximate likeness
    • a near likeness
  • with or in a close or intimate relationship
    • a good friend
    • my sisters and brothers are near and dear
  • giving or spending with reluctance
    • our cheeseparing administration
    • very close (or near) with his money
    • a penny-pinching miserly old man
  • closely resembling the genuine article
    • near beer
    • a dress of near satin
  • being on the left side
    • the near or nigh horse is the one on the left
    • the animal's left side is its near or nigh side
  • not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call
  • (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
    • the job is (just) about done
    • the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded
    • we're almost finished
    • the car all but ran her down
    • he nearly fainted
    • talked for nigh onto 2 hours
    • the recording is well-nigh perfect
    • virtually all the parties signed the contract
    • I was near exhausted by the run
    • most everyone agrees
  • near in time or place or relationship
    • as the wedding day drew near
    • stood near the door
    • don't shoot until they come near
    • getting near to the true explanation
    • her mother is always near
    • The end draws nigh
    • the bullet didn't come close
    • don't get too close to the fire
  • move towards
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
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