At ten years old, Jonathan was almost as tall as she was.
She was almost thirteen.
We've got a meeting at two and it's almost one-thirty now.
The white sand was almost as blinding as snow.
This happened to him almost every night.
For a moment she almost panicked.
He's almost thirty - like me.
I was talking with Morino until almost midnight.
Almost everyone creates, in one form or another.
The voice on the phone was almost hysterical.
In almost all aspects of life, the application of this process will bring improvements.
You've lost almost all of your self-esteem.
We're almost out of the sand.
In fact, at the party he had spent an unnecessary amount of time with the woman he almost married – and hadn't even introduced her.
The number of medical patents issued in 2010 was more than fifty thousand, an all-time record—and it almost certainly will be broken next year, then the next, and again the next.
It's almost as if it is a lifetime goal.
He must have nodded off almost at once.
You still worked almost exclusively with people in your lab or at least in your city.
But the truth is that almost all furniture back in the day was cheaply made junk and only a very few high-quality pieces survived.
"You're almost as broke as Ben," he told Howie.
The years passed and almost nothing changed.
It almost got us that time, Dorothy.
"Almost on earth isn't being there," said the kitten, in a discontented tone.
She was almost finished packing when the doorbell rang.
I daresay if you have purchased anything on Amazon, you have almost certainly, at some point, purchased an additional item Amazon suggested.
Her eyes were almond shaped, the brown of the iris so dark that it was almost black.
It's been almost a week.
You've been working for me for almost three months now and this is the first time I've ever seen you sick.
The same people were still sitting here in almost the same positions as before, whispering to one another.
Tammy could swim almost as well as Lisa, but Sarah couldn't swim at all, confessing unabashed that she was afraid of the water.
They each went to their assigned wagon and lit a match, tossing it inside the wagon and moving away from the circle almost in unison.
His ride had taken almost an hour.
Why go through all that pain again, when she had almost succeeded in putting him in the past - almost, but not quite.
One of the claws was ripped almost completely out.
It was almost three O'clock in the afternoon and her stomach was screaming for something to eat.
The battle of Borodino was not fought on a chosen and entrenched position with forces only slightly weaker than those of the enemy, but, as a result of the loss of the Shevardino Redoubt, the Russians fought the battle of Borodino on an open and almost unentrenched position, with forces only half as numerous as the French; that is to say, under conditions in which it was not merely unthinkable to fight for ten hours and secure an indecisive result, but unthinkable to keep an army even from complete disintegration and flight.
If we go we are almost sure to be taken prisoners, and God knows...
Almost everyone else had already left, so Katie and Mary volunteered to help.
I was out there yesterday when I came back from riding and noticed that the barn was almost as clean as this house.
And yet, the idea was enticing... almost an obsession.
In fact, at times she had been almost brutally clear that she was no longer interested in him.
On top of the common-good projects supported with our tax dollars, almost all of us—certainly not just the wealthy—have causes we support.
Today we have the Internet and all its associated technologies, vastly more versatile, almost infinite in possibility.
One can almost picture him, sandwich in hand, slack-jawed in surprise.
Even today, the scientific method involves experimentation that almost always necessitates some amount of data collection.
I think it is likely that the answers to almost all our medical problems could be found in the data we may already be collecting.
Its end led directly to the Cold War, which consumed inconceivable amounts of money and almost pushed the world to the brink of nuclear devastation.
The happy Christmas time is almost here!
Perhaps the Old Sea God as he lay asleep upon the shore, heard the soft music of growing things--the stir of life in the earth's bosom, and his stormy heart was angry, because he knew that his and Winter's reign was almost at an end.
Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
The Russians, they say, fortified this position in advance on the left of the highroad (from Moscow to Smolensk) and almost at a right angle to it, from Borodino to Utitsa, at the very place where the battle was fought.
It was almost as if he were shutting Felipa off before she could reveal something.
"Lust," she said in almost a whisper.
It's been almost a week and she hasn't been coughing today.
He was almost drowned.
It requires the labor of thousands to make a pencil, and yet they are so inexpensive as to be almost free.
He almost winced at the rancor in her tone.
He was back almost immediately, carrying an ace bandage.
The buggy seemed almost new, for it had a shiny top and side curtains.
But their journey was almost over, for in a short time they reached a small cave from which there was no further outlet.
The salesperson offers, "I find that my customers who buy this suit almost always get wingtips."
The other is division of labor, worth discussing in some detail as it is an almost miraculous process.
It seems almost too good to be true, does it not?
A true friend of man; almost the only friend of human progress.
Joseph Alexeevich was not in Petersburg--he had of late stood aside from the affairs of the Petersburg lodges, and lived almost entirely in Moscow.
Almost all of them stared with naive, childlike curiosity at Pierre's white hat and green swallow-tail coat.
The booming cannonade and the fusillade of musketry were growing more intense over the whole field, especially to the left where Bagration's fleches were, but where Pierre was the smoke of the firing made it almost impossible to distinguish anything.
Though she concealed from him her intention of keeping him under her wing, Petya guessed her designs, and instinctively fearing that he might give way to emotion when with her--might "become womanish" as he termed it to himself--he treated her coldly, avoided her, and during his stay in Moscow attached himself exclusively to Natasha for whom he had always had a particularly brotherly tenderness, almost lover-like.
"But we're ALMOST on earth again," cried Dorothy, "for there is the sun--the most BEAU'FUL sun that shines!" and she pointed eagerly at the crack in the distant roof.
I almost cut this entire section from the book.
It almost makes me think the world would get along as well without seeing and hearing as with them.
The French losses were almost equal to ours, but very early we said to ourselves that we were losing the battle, and we did lose it.
They killed him almost before my eyes.
In spite of the uncomfortable sleeping accommodations and the situation, she fell asleep almost instantly.
His tone was flat, almost uninterested.
She glanced out the window and saw Yancey was almost to the house.
I'm starving, and Rachel is almost ready for that taco seasoning.
I almost have the ranch paid off.
Almost immediately his breathing changed and she knew he was asleep.
I went to sleep last night, almost as soon as my head hit the pillow.
But come, my children; let us explore the mountain and discover which way we must go in order to escape from this cavern, which is getting to be almost as hot as a bake-oven.
Now, Brother Felix says I can read almost as well as he.
But in the corner, almost hidden from his fellows, one poor man was sitting who did not enjoy the singing.
I slipped from my mother's lap and almost ran toward them.
Throwing a blanket over me, she almost suffocated me, but she put out the fire.
She is so near to me that it almost seems indelicate to speak of her.
One may almost doubt if the wisest man has learned anything of absolute value by living.
"From what I have heard," said Pierre, blushing and breaking into the conversation, "almost all the aristocracy has already gone over to Bonaparte's side."
The small house in which he had taken shelter was almost between the two armies.
When "human testing" is done almost immediately, but within the safe confines of a CPU.
The point is that the cost of making almost everything is mostly energy and intellect, not raw materials.
Now, what if the bottom half of jobs disappeared and were replaced by robots who did them for almost free?
That is almost a day's wages.
What a perfect plan... almost.
Things returned to normal - almost.
It's changed a lot; almost completely, but I'm a hundred percent certain I visited Brockville.
Even the women were at odds, almost for the first time since they'd met.
We almost passed up the case, thinking it was yet another teenager leaving home on her own.
I could almost hear the smile in his voice.
It's almost like your married.
I should know; I get almost all of them.
She began to cry; something my wife almost never does.
I've known for months; almost since the first time we did it... slept together.
I almost plucked a little beauty from a nearby tent the other night as her parents partied with other campers several yards away.
Almost immediately, the room erupted with a gunshot and both my assailant and I dropped to the floor.
Howie almost became a priest.
Almost immediately, the phone rang again.
I had opted not to call ahead but according to Daniel Brennan, Humphries lived at his mission and almost never left.
I lined up behind an old fellow whose odor almost caused me to skip the meal entirely but I stuck with it and was rewarded by a tasty bowl of chicken soup and a fresh baked roll.
I almost dreaded returning to the motel where awaited what I saw as the last thread of hope.
We told stories, sang songs, laughed and almost never tolerated silence.
His eyes seemed to swirl, around and around, changing from the color of her mother's tulips to a color almost as dark as the night.
She almost scolded him before stopping herself.
She whimpered at the sensation of knives going through her arm and almost fainted.
I've almost killed you once today.
She turned to face him, surprised to find the man who'd almost killed her earlier.
Dusty almost felt bad for snapping at her, but she was driving him crazy.
The bathrobe fell away to the knot, revealing her almost to her bra.
For the second time in as many days, he almost felt bad.
He turned to glare at her and almost snapped at her for sitting on the counter.
He was almost relieved for the distraction.
I'm taking calls and dealing with issues almost 24/7.
"I'm sorry I almost ruined your life," Darian said quietly.
I almost died when I was a child.
Your ride is almost here.
It was almost dry.
Dusty almost rolled his eyes.
He's got space for almost nine hundred.
"You almost waited too long," the mysterious creature said from behind him.
He almost chortled at the ridiculous thought, wishing someone was there with him to tell.
Her healing magic zapped him hard enough almost to right his head.
He almost dropped the orb in his hand.
He moved silently down the alley and had almost reached her when she froze.
The two types of beings had last brought their war to the mortal realm during the time of the Schism, when they'd almost destroyed the universe.
Accustomed to being shunned by people, she'd almost felt normal around the stranger who seemed unaffected by her magic.
His senses tingled, and he dwelled on how his defensive powers almost seemed to work when nothing else did.
She almost objected then realized it was futile.
Glad I could almost help.
She maneuvered him into the house, almost dropping him in front of the fire.
For once, Yully was grateful for the almost allergic reaction humans had to her.
His pain was almost palpable, and she couldn't help feeling it was too raw for him to fake.
Hot and cold mixed together and almost like it's raining inside me.
The autumn equinox is almost upon us.
He almost refused before he realized he had no choice, if he wanted to help Yully survive and Damian defeat the Other.
He almost missed her first punch and caught the second, pulling her against him.
Sofi had said similar before Dusty almost blew up Florida.
In that moment, she almost felt a human connection to the creature with the red eyes.
She could almost see him standing before his mirror practicing the line before going to the bars to pick up chicks.
Snatching her sunglasses, she almost made it to the door before she heard Lacy's voice.
There was a moment of silence, and she could almost see Sondra assessing what to do.
He's been my friend for almost t…ten years.
The pain in her stomach was almost crippling.
"You wouldn't be permitted that freedom, ikira," he almost scoffed.
Darian wasn't crying for once, and his voice almost too hushed to make out.
Sofia almost laughed at herself.
Sofia watched, astonished at the blatant display, and almost didn't prep herself for her first encounter.
Almost as bad, how many others had died from the treachery of a single Guardian?
Good. Still won't let me live down almost dying.
He almost beat down her door.
I saw it in his face when he almost killed me for being anywhere near you.
He'd not said anything to her since the other night, when he'd almost destroyed the world.
Sofia almost cried in relief.
Her heart almost burst at the sight of Darian in one of the seats.
The small book it hefted made its stooped posture almost double over.
She almost felt as if she was … drugged?
When he took her hand, she almost cried.
Despite the water, her mouth was dry and aching almost to the point of pain.
She almost screamed at herself.
They are the only ones, Darkyn's growl was unusually soft, almost a purr.
You almost waited too long to seek me out for a deal, he said.
The nip of his fangs at her neck, inner thighs and breasts almost drove her over the edge while his hot tongue and hands explored every part of her.
She was almost able to catch it before it fled her again.
This time, there was a combination of distant pain and pleasure as he bit her that almost pierced the hazy dream.
The wounds healed almost instantly.
She was almost ready to say whatever he wanted to get rid of him.
Deidre's mouth almost fell open.
"If I had that originally, Wynn couldn't have almost killed me and I wouldn't be here now," she murmured.
Deidre almost cringed at the thought of leaving the chamber after her first venture out that landed her not only in trouble but also in Darkyn's bed.
Darkyn did two things that she almost agreed with.
It was almost the fire of desire, yet too raw.
Deidre almost dropped it at the pictures displayed.
She was almost surprised to see he was serious.
He had almost been kind, or at least, as kind as he was capable of being.
Deidre crossed to him quickly, almost relieved.
Your time is almost up, Wynn.
It'd be nice to hear you wish you hadn't almost killed me.
She almost told him that – of the two of them – she was the one with nothing to fear from Darkyn.
The emotions from watching the videos was almost too much.
There were days when you hated the fact you did love her, and there were days when she almost walked away from you for good, because she hated that she couldn't control how she felt, Deidre continued.
Deidre stepped away, almost crossing into it before she realized he wasn't following.
She could almost guess what was wrong but remained quiet.
She was almost angry enough with Wynn to wish he'd stayed here just a little longer.
But the idea he did want her was almost a relief, another sign he was capable of providing at least some form of affection.
She almost refused but something about the look on his face made her hesitate.
She was almost grateful for the summons then anxious in the next breath.
At the look of offense, Deidre almost laughed.
Selyn crowded her, almost tripping them both by how close she was.
She was almost relieved.
God, I almost wish she hadn't told us!
Almost immediately, he hit the brakes.
They almost never enjoyed the first meal of the day outside of Bird Song, but the holiday was cause for exception.
She pointed to the two young men, almost unrecognizable in their ponderous gear of boots, rubber coat, and visored helmet.
After a switchback, they crossed the bridge over a deep gorge, the location of Ouray's now-melted ice climbing park where David Dean had almost lost his life the prior winter.
Soon they were in the aspens; green-yellow leaves whispering in the almost unfelt breeze.
They're so dainty they almost make you cry.
"Great to see you up here, Jennifer!" he said as he recovered, sounding almost as if he meant it.
While Dean had been at odds with the man since their first confrontation last January, it was Fitzgerald's venomous comments at the debate that led Dean to now believe him capable of almost anything.
His wife called to him almost as soon as she opened the door.
Paul and Paulette were huddled in the parlor looking almost as happy as the front porch pair.
Their offer was almost reasonable.
He got a haircut and looked almost looked normal.
Not much beyond that, because, as she put it, she and Caleb didn't stick around 'cause the light went out almost at once.
She screeched to a stop at Bird Song and was off almost before he was out of the vehicle.
The answer was almost a sob.
In the meantime, Wynn was trapped in a room that felt way too small with the deity he meant to kill instead of the human he almost succeeded in killing.
He almost spoke, then stopped.
At least the challenge and its terms were almost fair.
In the underworld where she spent almost her entire life, there were two suns and two moons.
The sensation was almost physical.
It was almost twice the size of hers.
Fully splayed, it would almost cover the width of her petite frame.
Almost everything feels new.
Her hands were rubbing her sweater absently, her silver-white hair long and loose, hanging almost to the small of her back.
He almost felt relief, knowing he couldn't ever be tempted to read her mind again.
He found himself drawn to her again, almost too strongly to resist, and reminded himself something was off about her story.
The urge almost seemed stronger with her today than when he left her last night.
He was almost grateful he'd never trusted either Deidre completely.
She reached forward for a croissant and bit into it, almost groaning at the buttery, flaky, airy bread.
I almost assumed he was dead-dead but thought you'd tell me if so.
She almost gasped, wondering if he was reading her mind.
That I'd almost make a deal about.
Deidre almost rolled her eyes but stopped herself.
Deidre couldn't remember it ever happening before, but it almost made sense to her.
The difference between her before her Monday night deal with Darkyn and now almost made him reconsider.
In the course of three days, the goddess had almost learned to see him as an equal while her human side no longer in denial about her destiny.
Gabriel almost stopped mid-step, having forgotten he contacted the Dark One yesterday.
This was almost beyond Gabriel's ability to believe.
He almost sounded … protective of his mate.
I've checked on your little human almost every day to ensure what I planned for her was not altered by Darkyn's bloodlust.
It was almost morning on this side of the world.
She almost cried out in relief.
The growl of a demoness was almost a whimper.
If it weren't for the joy of hearing the usual glowing report, the conference would almost be a waste of time – almost.
It was almost 11:30 when she emerged from the restaurant.
Random was three now and Dawn was almost two.
The rabbits were always last to get attention, since they almost always had some food and water.
On the other hand, Joan and Sean had been married almost thirty years and they got along well.
Someone has been visiting Alex at the hospital almost every day.
It was time to talk to someone, but the idea of talking to a councilor was almost as uncomfortable as talking to no one.
"Logan won't take this well," he said, referring to her boyfriend of almost two years.
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