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 Meanings and Examples of NIGH
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nigh
 ad.  near in time or place or relationship
 ad.  (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; all but
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  They must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling in.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
2  The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
4  Wave after wave thus leaps into the ship, and finding no speedy vent runs roaring fore and aft, till the mariners come nigh to drowning while yet afloat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
5  It was nearly six o'clock, but only grey imperfect misty dawn, when we drew nigh the wharf.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
6  Yet, for all his hardy sobriety and fortitude, there were certain qualities in him which at times affected, and in some cases seemed well nigh to overbalance all the rest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
7  A few years ago this same plan was adopted by the Bay whalemen of New Zealand, who, upon descrying the game, gave notice to the ready-manned boats nigh the beach.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
8  But, as yet, Stubb heeded not the mumblings of the banquet that was going on so nigh him, no more than the sharks heeded the smacking of his own epicurean lips.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
9  The only thing they feared, was, that from being already so nigh to his mark, he would be enabled to dart his iron before they could completely overtake and pass him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
10  The Pequod had now swept so nigh to the stranger, that Stubb vowed he recognised his cutting spade-pole entangled in the lines that were knotted round the tail of one of these whales.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
11  Now, from the South and West the Pequod was drawing nigh to Formosa and the Bashee Isles, between which lies one of the tropical outlets from the China waters into the Pacific.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 109. Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin.
12  Now, at this time it was that my poor pagan companion, and fast bosom-friend, Queequeg, was seized with a fever, which brought him nigh to his endless end.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 110. Queequeg in His Coffin.
13  So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
14  And Stubb did but speak out for well nigh all that crew.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
15  Why, we are nigh the spot that Providence first placed them at, but where, it seems, they were too rebellious to stay.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
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