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mighty nigh

colloquial, old-fashioned Very close to; almost; nearly. Hey, don't feel bad that you're still single—shoot, I was mighty nigh 40 by the time I met my wife! I heard it's going to be mighty nigh 100 degrees on Saturday. She was mighty nigh frozen to death by the time we fished her out of that lake.
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might nigh

colloquial, old-fashioned Very close to; almost; nearly. Hey, don't feel bad that you're still single—shoot, I was might nigh 40 by the time I met my wife! I heard it's going to be might nigh 100 degrees on Saturday. She was might nigh frozen to death by the time we fished her out of that lake.
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might(y) nigh

Rur. very nearly. We mighty nigh lost Mary that time she fell through the ice in the river. That was might nigh the worst night of my life.
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Oklahomas dedicated teachers and our state employees deserve a raise; most havent had one in over 10 years," said Nigh, who served as governor from 1979 to 1987 and briefly in 1963.
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The Maryland Nurses Association's Board of Directors has endorsed the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH).
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