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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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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(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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In "Distant Correspondents," then, writing to a friend in New South Wales, he says: "Yet for aught I know, you may be some parasangs nigher that primitive idea - Plato's man - than we in England here have the honour to reckon ourselves" (119).
"We think that when the plants were faced with the very nigh calcium content of the nigher nutrient concentration, the root cells' calcium efflux pumps went to work and pumped out the excess calcium--as well as enough of the iron and other nutrients--so that the plants couldn't overdose on iron.
In Sonnet 22 their "two souls stand up erect and strong, / Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher" (ll.
Weiner is also the creator of The Donkey Show, A Midsummer Nigher Dream set in a nightclub, currently in a late-night open run at American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., where his wife, Diane Paulus, is artistic director.
According to an assortment of doomsaying divines these catastrophes and odd events are simply signs that The End Is Nigh and it's Nigher than we thought.
It determined that most of the significant price increases ranged between 100% and 499%, and almost 90% of the products that posted those major increases in costs were able to sustain the new nigher amount.
THE END IS NIGH But this week sees the screening of what we might call a mega-million-pound hi-tech banner with extraordinary special effects trumpeting that same message - and the End looks to be a bit Nigher than we thought.
He only seems to reach the very outer boundaries of "beatitude," now no longer even a personally identifiable "Mind," as in "Armageddon." The later speaker's diminished spiritual encounter becomes even more circumscribed as he learns from the seraph that he orchestrates such events in order "to sway / The heart of man," guiding him "nigher"--but not to--"the spheres of Heaven" (ll.
I've often suspected that the End Is Nigh but right now it's nigher than we think.
It is precisely at the point of the invasion, a "flood that swelled from some embowelled mount of woe" that Dobell most clearly breaks from metrical regularity (and note again in "emboweled" the excremental trope, which Dobell consistently links to rhythmic spasm): Waveless, foamless, sure and slow, Silent o'er the vale below, Till nigher still and nigher comes the seeth [sic] of fields on fire, And the thrash of falling tress, and the steam of rivers dry, And before the burning flood the wild things of the wood Skulk and scream, and fight, and fall, and flee, and fly.