[uh-nahy]Chiefly New England and Midland U.S. Older Use.
- near; close to.
- nearby; close by.
Origin of anigh
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Examples from the Web for anigh
But how could the beetle-powder have got anigh the children out of my pocket, sir?Johnny Ludlow, Second Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
No soljer's ever anigh 'em, and they've jest got lots and plenty o' everything.Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)
And high time, Hasn't been anigh them this three years, by all accounts.The Cloister and the Hearth
And you little maiden, take an old man's warning, and look before you leap, as mayhap I and Jowler may not be anigh next time.Little Folks (November 1884)
Ere for the knight his helmet / they undid again, From his head they drew the spear-point; / to death he was anigh.The Nibelungenlied
Word Origin and History for anigh
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