Origin of quite
Examples from the Web for quite
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.
You have to acknowledge your age and position in life, for me quite a lot of those emotionally fueled songs were hormone songs.
Not quite, but at one point the temperature registered 29 below zero, with 21 inches of snow.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nothing does it quite like deftly decapitating a bottle of bubbly with a gleaming blade.
There were numerous sheepfolds and two cattle pens, but the rest of the country round was quite open.Taking Tales|W.H.G. Kingston
It is so ugly that it is worth nothing, except as a curiosity; and if it ceased to be a curiosity it would be quite valueless.A Year in a Lancashire Garden|Henry Arthur Bright
“It is late to-night,” said Harry, now quite calm, though with a hot flush upon his cheek.The Chaplain of the Fleet|Walter Besant and James Rice
It was during this period of her life that she won a friendship quite as strong and quite as precious as that of old Grossetete.The Village Rector|Honore de Balzac
Hunt had often thought since that Joe Hurley was quite attracted by his lively sister.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for quite
Word Origin for quite
Word Origin and History for quite
early 14c., adverbial form of Middle English quit, quite (adj.) "free, clear" (see quit (adj.)). Originally "thoroughly;" the weaker sense of "fairly" is attested from mid-19c.