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not nearly

Not even close to being; not at all; much less than or inferior to. The movie isn't nearly as bad as everyone is saying. They're not nearly paying me enough to have to deal with this.
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not ˈnearly

much less than; not at all: It’s not nearly as hot as last year.There isn’t nearly enough time to get there now.
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Easier D: The Kings aren't nearly the defensive team San Antonio was in the last round and it showed, especially the defense played on Kobe Bryant, who made 12 of 26 shots and hurt the Kings with drives to the basket and passes to open teammates on the perimeter.
I agree that there aren't nearly enough cumbersome 4x4 "off roaders" or convertible Audi TTs on our congested roads.
9 percent, they emphasize that things aren't nearly as bad as they were in the early 1990s, when the region lost jobs overall for three consecutive years.
While LAUSD's Asthma Project and Breathmobile - a mobile full-service unit administered by Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center - are models for school districts throughout the nation, educational facilities in other states aren't nearly as progressive.
Those of us forced to stand out on pavements aren't nearly as militant as the smoke police whose refusal to accept facts borders on fascism.
Like ``Crooks,'' this movie reaches back to the whimsy of earlier comedies (in this case ``Broadway Danny Rose'' and ``Manhattan Murder Mystery''), but the results this time aren't nearly as consistently rewarding.
It's widely believed that chimps are peaceful creatures, but although they do love sporting around and cuffing each other playfully (a favourite trick of Milo Bush's), they aren't nearly as cuddly as they look.
Expectations for ``Jurassic Park III'' aren't nearly as high, but in turning over the franchise to Johnston, Spielberg was, in a way, keeping it in the family.
He used to race mini stock cars at Saugus Speedway before it closed five years ago and later began playing handball in recent years to get that adrenaline rush, but Valenzuela said those pastimes aren't nearly as thrilling as racing mountain bikes, he said.
Although they aren't nearly as drastic as cosmetic surgery, they do carry their own risks and demand highly-trained professionals to carry them out.
A few hundred miles aren't nearly enough to separate retired schoolteacher Evelyn Stecher from the commitment she made nearly a decade ago.
The fish can be either cooked or raw - but salted and dried varieties aren't nearly as protective.
The Lancers aren't nearly as athletic as the Spartans and they don't have their depth.
This is especially the case now, mostly because certain individuals aren't nearly as aware of their own feelings as you are.
While it does look good, the edges of the display aren't nearly as thin as what you might find on Samsung's top-tier offerings.