Origin of nigh
OTHER WORDS FROM nighun·nigh, adjective
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How to use nigh in a sentence
For families long separated by pandemic travel restrictions, the time is nigh for a reunion.
The warnings prompted many observers to declare that, finally, after years of Netflix tacitly allowing password sharing, the end of the common practice was nigh.Why Netflix won’t risk a true crackdown on password sharing|Adam Epstein|March 27, 2021|Quartz
Most astronomers didn’t really believe that Betelgeuse’s end was nigh, even as they rushed to schedule telescope time.Betelgeuse went dark, but didn’t go supernova. What happened?|Lisa Grossman|November 29, 2020|Science News
It’s nigh impossible to pick out who the front-runners are, but the candidates with the most money are drawing a lot from their own bank accounts.
Your choices are nigh-endless, and there’s never been a better time to start.Video Games Are a Great Way to Pass the Time and Keep You Connected. Here's How to Get Started|Matthew Gault|May 5, 2020|Time
Three quarters of those people believe the end of the world is nigh.
Naturally, this has doomsayers preaching that the end is nigh.
These are, in mechanical terms, simple fixes; politically, a nigh-impossible slog.
Replacing the bread in a sandwich with fried meat makes me worry the apocalypse is nigh.
We pulled every string we could for nigh on a year and a half.
I've always hed a reel mean feelin' about 'em; I didn't want ter come nigh 'em, nor ter hev 'em come nigh me.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
In Ireland they have palpably and greatly benefited every class but the stockholders, and these they have well nigh ruined.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
All who are in him, though once like those, who were sometimes afar off, are made nigh by his blood.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
An' the old woman be quite crazed, an' well nigh dead wi' grief, an' has not been out o' bed for a fortnite.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
An officer in the Venezuelan and the Peruvian services was fortunately nigh the banks of the river, shooting wild pigs.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick