almost; not quite or not yet completely
"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"
"the two phenomena are intimately connected"
"the person most nearly concerned"
His liveries, his cognizance, his feats of arms..were nearly watched.
出自： Sir W. Scott
误 I nearly never see her.
正 I almost never see her.
析 nearly不能和never, no, none, nothing, nobody, nowhere, no one连用; 但almost却可以和这些词连用。