I saw it pass yesterday, but myself I guessed that thou wouldst be nigher to the mountain, and came this way, and found thee.
It's nigher fifty years since I used to sell clocks, hereabouts.
The tone was angry and imperious on both sides, and, in intense eagerness, O'Shea drew nigher and nigher.
Twenty years ago got nigher and nigher to yesterday, with every fresh thing belonging to her that I laid a hand on.
My pappy was sol' as a twelve year old, but he always said he was nigher twenty.
The nigher the vessel came, the more Theseus wondered what this immense giant could be, and whether it actually had life or no.
I did hear tell of him over to Pebbleridge; but not likely, so nigh to his own mother, and never come no nigher.
It seems to me that she might, by merely sitting quietly at his side, saying little and looking less, get nigher his heart.
The nigher the view of him, the more beautiful he was, and the more marvellous the sweep of his silvery wings.
The night remained clear and calm, and happiness itself came nigher and nigher unto him.
"near," Old English neah (West Saxon), neh (Anglian), common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon nah, Old Frisian nei, Middle Dutch, Dutch na, Old High German nah, German nah, Gothic nehwa), with no cognates outside Germanic. The Old English progression was neah - near - niehsta, for "nigh - near - next." But the comparative near and the superlative nehst (see next) gradually evolved into separate words not felt as related to nigh. New comparative and superlative forms nigher, nighest developed 14c. as phonetic changes obscured the original relationships. As an adjective from Middle English.