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Example sentences from the Web for near miss
Certainly, she seems to command near-total devotion among her clients.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.
So, why no Jewess in the mix of more recent and diverse Miss Americas?
Her Miss America win transcended mere superficial beauty standards.
In 1995, Myerson made a point not to attend the 75th anniversary of the Miss America pageant.
The country is well inhabited, for it contains fifty-one cities, near a hundred walled towns, and a great number of villages.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
But Lucy had noted, out of the corner of her watchful eye, the arrival of Miss Grains, indignant and perspiring.
The two women had no intention of bathing; they had just strolled down to the beach for a walk and to be alone and near the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.
The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
British Dictionary definitions for near miss
Idioms and Phrases with near miss
A narrowly avoided mishap; also, an attempt that falls just short of success. For example, It was a near miss for that truck, since the driver had crossed the center strip into on-coming traffic, or Her horse kept having a near miss in every race, so she decided to sell it. This expression originated during World War II, when it signified a bomb exploding in the water near enough to a ship to damage its hull. Soon afterward it acquired its present meanings.