2012년 10월 19일 금요일

Dic: not nearly (nowhere near; not at all; much less than..)


▶ not nearly : nowhere near; not at all  .... COLLINS

▶ 3 [PHRASE] PHR adj/adv, PHR n △You use not nearly to emphasize that something is not the case. (= nowhere near)

  • Father's flat in Paris wasn't nearly as grand as this... 
  • Minerals in general are not nearly so well absorbed as other nutrients...
  • British car workers did not earn nearly enough money to buy the products they were turning out.
..... COBUILD
▶ not nearly: much less than; not at all
  • It's not nearly as hot as last year.
  • There isn't nearly enough time to get there now.
..... OALD
▶ not nearly: not at all
  • He's not nearly as good-looking as his brother. 
  • We've saved some money, but it's not nearly enough .
..... LDOCE

CF. almost, nearly

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