Nigh sentence example

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  • The French and English were sufficiently equal in strength to make the task of government well nigh impossible.
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  • The darkest days were nigh.
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  • Otkar continues to answer " Not yet," adding at last " When thou shalt see the fields bristling with an iron harvest, and the Po and the Ticino swollen with sea-floods, inundating the walls of the city with iron billows, then shall Karl be nigh at hand."
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  • With slightly sweaty or greasy hands it's nigh on impossible to grasp the player adequately.
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  • - Well nigh complete lists of the enormous myological literature are contained in Fiirbringer's Untersuchungen zur Morphologie and Systematik der Vogel, and in Gadow's vol.
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  • There is a formal dinner on the last nigh of each cruise as well.
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  • Pelayo, whom they chose for king, and his victory of Covadonga, are well nigh as legendary, and are quite as obscure as Garci Jimenes and Inigo Arista.
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  • It 's the idea of heavenward, that we look up toward God - look up for your redemption draweth nigh.
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  • I swear by the falling of stars; The Moon [54.1] The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder.
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  • These events shook the whole Persian empire; Babylon and other subject states rose in revolt, and to the Jews it seemed that Persia was tottering and that the Messianic era was nigh.
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  • He depicts her quick changes of colour, her dishevelled hair, her panting breast, her apparent increase of stature as the god draws nigh and fills her with his divine afflatus.
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  • He said, " Be of the disciples of Aaron, loving peace, and pursuing peace, loving mankind and bringing them nigh to the Law."
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  • The Swedish infantry was well nigh annihilated, while the 14,000 cavalry, exhausted and demoralized, surrendered two days later at Perevolochna on Dnieper.
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  • Nor is the argument that they are a visible manifestation of the continuity of the Church anything but a doubleedged weapon; for, as Father Braun pertinently asks, if these be their symbolism, of what was their disuse in the Church of England for nigh on 3 00 years a symbol?
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  • The Lord is nigh unto them that turn to Him, as it is written in the book of Eldad and Modad, who prophesied to the people in the wilderness."
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  • (2) The names of the prophets and the holy writers, with the other names of the text to be retained as nigh as may be, accordingly as they were vulgarly used.
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  • In the second place the Tatar hordes had been well nigh exterminated.
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  • To perpetuate racism and xenophobia through our media is not only antisocial and grossly irresponsible, it is well nigh criminal.
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  • She even had some junket for pudding which she avowed she had not tasted for " nigh on thirty years " .
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  • Its hard, nay, nigh impossible to find a replacement for the great combative midfielder.
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  • It will require ideological persuasion as well as the creation of practical communicative resources; to change the policy seems nigh impossible.
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  • With slightly sweaty or greasy hands it 's nigh on impossible to grasp the player adequately.
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  • " The axe, " he said, " is nigh to the roots of the tree..
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  • The walls of this rise up from a rocky base that made the fortress well nigh impregnable.
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  • Introits were provided for use on every Sunday and Holy-Day; after the offertory intending communicants were directed to " tarry still in the quire or in some convenient place nigh the quire "; in the prayer " for the whole state of Christ's church," the blessed Virgin Mary was commemorated by name among departed saints; prayer for the departed was explicitly retained; also an invocation of the Holy Spirit before the words of institution, the prayer of oblation immediately following them.
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  • Nevertheless, of the death of a man, and of a maihem done in great ships, being and hovering in the main stream of great rivers, only beneath the [[[bridges]]] of the same rivers [nigh] to the sea, and in none other places of the same rivers, the admiral shall have cognizance, and also to arrest ships in the great flotes for the great voyages of the king and of the realm; saving always to the king all manner of forfeitures and profits thereof coming; and he shall have also jurisdiction upon the said flotes, during the said voyages only; saving always to the lords, cities, and boroughs, their liberties and franchises."
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  • I, 3); " The completion of our days drew nigh (Iry nir60 Or :np; cf.
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  • But his navy was not yet strong enough to hold off all raids: it was not till the very end of his reign that he perfected it by building long ships that were nigh twice as large as those of the heathen; some had 60 oars, some more; and they were both steadier and swifter and lighter than the others, and were shaped neither after the Frisian nor after the Danish fashion, but as it seemed to himself that they would be most handy.
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