Famous quotes containing the word well-nigh:
“And lending it one mental fillip the more, the fact that all these people were inwardly attacked by well-nigh resistless decay, and that most of them were feverish.”
—Thomas Mann (18751955)
“The twentieth year is well-nigh past;
Since first our sky was overcast,
Ah would that this might be the last!
Thy spirits have a fainter flow,
I see thee daily weaker grow
Twas my distress that brought thee low,
Thy needles, once a shining store,
For my sake restless heretofore,
Now rust disusd, and shine no more,
—William Cowper (17311800)
“Twas a balmy summer evening, and a goodly crowd was there.
Which well-nigh filled Joes barroom on the corner of the square,”
—Hugh Antoine DArcy (18431925)