Origin of nigh
OTHER WORDS FROM nighun·nigh, adjective
How to use nigh in a sentence
Brer Fox, he come nigher en git on de log; Brer Tarrypin aint sayin' nothin'.
Brer Fox still git up nigher en play on de quills; still Brer Tarrypin aint sayin' nothin'.
But as I cannot bring t' fire nigher thee, I mun bring thee nigher to t' fire.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events|S. Baring-Gould
"I half suspect not," said he, in a low tone, and to hear which she was obliged to draw nigher to where he stood.Barrington|Charles James Lever
Shove in the canoe nigher to the land, Uncas; this sand will take a stamp as easily as the butter of the Jarmans on the Mohawk.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper