most vs almost

most almost

Definitions

  • 1) countable A record-setting amount.
  • 2) uncountable The greatest amount.
  • 3) The greatest amount or degree.
  • 4) Slang The greatest, best, or most exciting. Used with the:
  • 5) The greatest or greater number: in this sense plural.
  • 6) Greatest value, amount, or advantage; utmost extent, degree, or effect.
  • 7) In the greatest number of instances.
  • 8) Greatest in number.
  • 9) Greatest in amount, extent, or degree.
  • 10) the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree
  • 11) (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
  • 12) Superlative form of many.
  • 13) Forms the superlative of many adjectives.
  • 14) Superlative form of much.
  • 15) To a great extent or degree; highly; very.
  • 16) Informal Almost.
  • 17) In or to the highest degree or extent. Used with many adjectives and s to form the superlative degree.
  • 18) In the greatest or highest degree.
  • 19) used to form the superlative
  • 20) Greatestindegree.
  • 21) (at (the) most) At the maximum.
  • 22) The greatest part or number.

Definitions

  • 1) informal Something or someone that doesn't quite make it.
  • 2) Very close
  • 3) Not quite
  • 4) Slightly short of; not quite; nearly.
  • 5) Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
  • 6) hardly ever; scarcely ever.
  • 7) scarcely anything.
  • 8) Nearly all; for the most part; mostly.
  • 9) Very nearly; well-nigh; all but.

Examples

  • 1) Here is the top ten of the most requested celebrity beard transplants.
  • 2) They always seem empty and most people just seem to use the cash machine.
  • 3) Her personal hairstylist comes to her house most mornings.
  • 4) This past week has honestly been one of the most exciting of my entire career.
  • 5) most say the aim is to keep roads clear.
  • 6) There are also sections that most writers would think better of sharing with the world.
  • 7) My grandparents spent most of their money on demolishing two wings.
  • 8) And they said that most groups of those that affect humans are derived from those found in bugs.
  • 9) Yet mainframes are still used by most high street banks to enable the processing of millions of financial transactions per day.
  • 10) If you recognise most of these ten signs then the diagnosis is obvious.
  • 11) These are the business people that most politicians meet.
  • 12) What is the most important money lesson you have learnt?
  • 13) Surely that must rank as one of the most useful skills that anyone could master.
  • 14) He might almost say the most democratic.
  • 15) They are most probably not used to that.
  • 16) We also raised the most obvious difficulties accompanying each.
  • 17) There was no gas or electricity and most of the houses were destroyed or empty.
  • 18) As for most good artists drawing for him is the rehearsal for his painting.
  • 19) These can be found in most good outdoor stores.
  • 20) Opponents are most likely to get a goal back in the last quarter of the game.
  • 21) most supercars are great to look at but a pain to own.
  • 22) He is one of the most wanted players on the planet.
  • 23) Which team did you most like to beat?
  • 24) The four attackers faced off four helicopter gunships and paralysed a chunk of the capital for most of a day.
  • 25) And what about the most disappointing?
  • 26) These were all preparations that most New York parents do over nine months.
  • 27) ‘I would be of the view that managers with an open mind are the ones that have most success.’
  • 28) ‘Seven celebrities with the most votes are guaranteed a place in the Academy.’
  • 29) ‘Economic liberalism appears to be the approach with most success in practice.’
  • 30) ‘At the end of the week these votes were being counted and the case with the most votes would win the contest.’
  • 31) ‘Players keep their tricks individually, and whoever takes the most card points loses.’
  • 32) ‘It has the most votes and the most candidates, so it takes the most work to analyse.’
  • 33) ‘However, as science tells us, the most heat lost from the human body is out the top of the head.’
  • 34) ‘Jazz studies happened to be the area that I spent the most time in, so I went for that degree.’
  • 35) ‘The YMCA will also be giving a prize to the school which enters the most children.’
  • 36) ‘Williams put up the most resistance like a fighter who knows he has lost but is too proud to admit it.’
  • 37) ‘At the end of the week, it is up to viewers to vote for the presenter who brought the most flair to the evening weather.’
  • 38) ‘I gather that generally it's men who make the most fuss when they are not well, but not me.’
  • 39) ‘Tom attended most of the monthly fairs in Belmullet and most days had a few ponies for sale.’
  • 40) ‘A good starting point would be the mother, who is the major influence for most children up to age three.’
  • 41) ‘The bugs are only a few thousandths of a millimetre across and lack the cell walls which most bacteria have.’
  • 42) ‘Despite the risks, most experts think shares will do better than other assets.’
  • 43) ‘Like most economists her main worry is whether consumers can bear the strain.’
  • 44) ‘Like most people of my generation, I regard this as a relic of a less enlightened age.’
  • 45) ‘It is through the mass media that most people today obtain their information on political matters.’
  • 46) ‘The biggest gaps in the evidence remain in general practice, where most patients are treated.’
  • 47) ‘The regulatory bodies cover most professionals who work in health care including nurses.’
  • 48) ‘They will often be bossy with carers and show levels of assertion that most children generally do not.’
  • 49) ‘Because when torn down to the basic constructs, most religions share many common themes.’
  • 50) ‘But most owners said the main thing holding them back was not knowing where to go for help.’
  • 51) ‘The main point most people agreed on was that businesses needed to become more efficient.’
  • 52) ‘It all adds weight to the old theory that most people lead lives of quiet desperation.’
  • 53) ‘Cars were far from common and farming was the main source of income for most families.’
  • 54) ‘They issued it as a general statement to the press, which is why most papers did not touch it.’
  • 55) ‘The main thing that was going through my mind is that most girls miss out on all this kind of stuff.’
  • 56) ‘Since most computers do not yet possess faces or bodies, they cannot manifest this behaviour.’
  • 57) ‘Firefighters said fires were started in two separate spots and spread through most of the building.’
  • 58) ‘The main structure of the building is in place and most fixtures have been installed.’
  • 59) ‘The event took place on the day of North Korea's most important national holiday.’
  • 60) ‘The most important thing to remember with respect to this film is that it is not a documentary.’
  • 61) ‘Fresh garlic contains several compounds, the most important of which is allicin.’
  • 62) ‘Roads and ports were swept away, making it impossible to get to some of the most devastated areas quickly.’
  • 63) ‘This week the city prepares to launch its most ambitious programme to date.’
  • 64) ‘It was probably the most politically incorrect remark that's ever been made in my hearing.’
  • 65) ‘You may love it, you may hate it, but either way, it's certainly the most interesting thing here.’
  • 66) ‘This is probably the most controversial issue ever to have arisen in British higher education.’
  • 67) ‘Fawkes was captured as he was about to commit one of the most recklessly bold crimes of that or any century.’
  • 68) ‘This was probably one of the most significant developments in the history of man.’
  • 69) ‘He showed incredible strength of character under the most extreme circumstances.’
  • 70) ‘It was probably the most stressful experience professionally I had ever had at that time.’
  • 71) ‘People can be guilty of the most terrible crimes and still feel themselves to be blameless.’
  • 72) ‘It was probably the most sensible thing the Government has ever done on the railways.’
  • 73) ‘Eden was one of the most distinguished figures ever to be Foreign Secretary.’
  • 74) ‘To call a person a liar, is, to my mind, the most serious and damning thing that a person can do.’
  • 75) ‘It was probably the most diplomatic thing she had ever said and I appreciated it.’
  • 76) ‘What Ryan had said to her was probably the most reassuring thing that anyone had ever said to her.’
  • 77) ‘One of the most interesting questions to ask would be what altitude this aircraft was flying at when it came down.’
  • 78) ‘Until now, he has been seen as probably Russia's most commercially minded leader.’
  • 79) ‘What his video game reminds me of most of all, though, is the very dawn of computing.’
  • 80) ‘I look forward most of all to arranging my library and my writing space when I move out.’
  • 81) ‘These are the things which I value most of all; blogging comes secondary to all of them.’
  • 82) ‘The music Russell loves most of all is timeless and perhaps the director's work will prove to be too.’
  • 83) ‘She loved the people, the landscape, the freedom, and maybe most of all the mountains.’
  • 84) ‘This was pretty bad, but for some reason the thing that seemed to offend me most of all about the shop was the café at the top.’
  • 85) ‘Murray appears to have all the talent to be the player we all want him to be, but the thing he needs most of all right now is time.’
  • 86) ‘There the thing I miss most of all is the company of other people.’
  • 87) ‘What amazed me most of all was that the best known band didn't come on until eight minutes from the end.’
  • 88) ‘What surprised me most of all was her book extract, with tales of her horrific childhood.’
  • 89) ‘What they desire most of all is freer access to the world's best markets for their products.’
  • 90) ‘As everyone knows, that's what a starving African child needs most of all.’
  • 91) ‘What I hate most of all is how quiet she is; before the accident she was always talking or laughing.’
  • 92) ‘What I crave most of all is originality, and artists willing to take genuine creative risks.’
  • 93) ‘A person's condition in life was marked most of all by their age, gender, and social class.’
  • 94) ‘Once we'd sobered up, we agonised most of all over the theft of the champagne.’
  • 95) ‘Importantly, these are the kinds of extremes that matter most to human wellbeing.’
  • 96) ‘The thing that covers most of the earth is the thing that we need most: water.’
  • 97) ‘Are you positive this is what you most want?’
  • 98) ‘Let us know what sort of avatars you'd most like to see added to the shop.’
  • 99) ‘That is now no longer a fair representation of their view, and it most certainly is not of mine.’
  • 100) ‘It most certainly was not a life-changing experience, but it did provide amusements.’
  • 101) ‘History will most certainly exact a heavy price from them for being such imbeciles.’
  • 102) ‘Either way they will all most probably be disposed of before the end of the year.’
  • 103) ‘He is most probably a local man and will have told someone about what he has done.’
  • 104) ‘If anything, the stroke has made him a stronger man, and most probably a different kind of painter.’
  • 105) ‘Thank you for your thoughtful, helpful, and most kind review of my manuscript.’
  • 106) ‘We have spent some time perusing your family website and found it most interesting.’
  • 107) ‘When this song came out, most everyone listened to it on the verge of laughter.’
  • 108) ‘I imagine most everyone who has gone through schooling has experienced a fairly similar situation.’
  • 109) ‘She does have a few fears, but they are unknown by most everyone because of her toughness.’

Examples

  • 1) And in this case it took almost a week.
  • 2) Leaving his family home became almost impossible.
  • 3) This is almost certainly a correct judgment.
  • 4) His successor is thus in an almost impossible position.
  • 5) They will almost certainly be eligible next time.
  • 6) The aircraft has since been almost completely withdrawn from commercial flights but continues in service with the defence ministry.
  • 7) Sugar has almost completely vanished from shelves after soaring global prices and a shortage of hard currency halted imports.
  • 8) They did all this at a time when public funding was very limited; and almost to a man they trained and competed while in full-time jobs.
  • 9) What you ask for will almost certainly not be what you get.
  • 10) The patio in back is missing bricks and almost completely covered with ivy.
  • 11) These terms install management in such a way that it becomes almost impossible to unseat them.
  • 12) It will almost certainly prove to have been money well spent.
  • 13) The farmer and grower is faced at present with an almost impossible situation.
  • 14) At least my own grandparents had escaped what would almost certainly have been their deaths.
  • 15) And so much so that they have forgotten almost completely how to write letters.
  • 16) Its position would be almost impossible to pin down right now.
  • 17) It is almost as impossible to say the first pair quickly as the second slowly.
  • 18) This is almost certainly responsible for a recent rise in the number of cases of cervical cancer in this age group.
  • 19) It is almost a case of coals to Newcastle.
  • 20) It's great to be almost like a man.
  • 21) But the man is almost 60 years old.
  • 22) The latter was almost completely destroyed but Bayeux was lucky.
  • 23) almost to a man, they were outstanding.
  • 24) The government of Ontario was recently quoted almost 14 billion for two reactors.
  • 25) You'll note that in almost all cases meat is browned first, then other ingredients are added.
  • 26) Thanks Aria - the chard is almost too lovely to eat..almost;
  • 27) She almost -- not really, but _almost_ -- wished she had gone home with her mother.
  • 28) They might come and ask him questions, and he might even admit almost all -- _almost_ all, and they could do nothing, for no one had seen what he had done to Toni in the wood.
  • 29) Cicero, -- _vox et praeterea almost nihil_ (he had yet to die and show that it was _almost, _ not _quite, _) sheers off too, into the country, there to busy himself with an essay on the _Nature of the Gods_ (to contain, be sure, some fine eloquence), and with making up his mind to attack Anthony on behalf of Republican
  • 30) By the time that Scott came to his 'teens, Mrs. Brenton was doing her level and conscientious best to conceal from him the demoralizing fact of her belief that he could do almost no wrong, and she clung to the modifying _almost_ with a passionate fervour born of her clerical ancestry and her consequent belief in the inherent viciousness of unconverted man.
  • 31) But his own wits were nimble, almost feminine in the rapid delicacy of their intuition -- _almost_ feminine, but not quite.
  • 32) Also there were those who had been almost persuaded, and who yet, so far as their salvation was concerned, were no nearer it that day than though they had never thought of the matter, for _almost_ never saves a soul.
  • 33) But as in other cases among mammals all nearly related forms yield an almost equally marked precipitate, so the serum of a rabbit treated with human blood and then added to the blood of an anthropoid ape gives _almost_ as marked
  • 34) And if, in late old age, no dawn of memory having gleamed in his ruined mind, she came to be able to speak to him and tell him his own story -- the tale of the wreck of his early years -- would not that almost, _almost_, carry with it a kind of compensation for what she had undergone?
  • 35) You say you almost love _him_; but until your _almost_ comes to a _quite_, I cannot love _you_.
  • 36) ‘That's the gem that one of her pet dogs almost ate when she lost it in a hotel room.’
  • 37) ‘A guy made a dash for the train door and the door almost closed but he pried it open.’
  • 38) ‘I gave him a bone off of one of the plates earlier as a reward and he almost ate the whole thing.’
  • 39) ‘She was prepared to put up with almost anything in order not to have to face up to her past.’
  • 40) ‘To our west, the great sheet of ice that stretched before us was almost too much to take in.’
  • 41) ‘We had gone out for a couple of hours and when we returned the fire was almost out.’
  • 42) ‘Add it all up and in almost every city in the UK it is now cheaper to rent than to buy.’
  • 43) ‘If you pick up an injury which almost costs you the whole season it is very frustrating.’
  • 44) ‘The waters of Loch an Eilean were flat calm and the stillness of the air almost eerie.’
  • 45) ‘He could sit down with a drawing pad and sketch out almost every movement of a game.’
  • 46) ‘The van almost ground to a halt as it scraped along the passenger side of my vehicle.’
  • 47) ‘Some of the lads have come and gone, but we've got a hard core who almost always turn up.’
  • 48) ‘In fact, what they need almost as much as help with the shopping is someone to chat to.’
  • 49) ‘It was found almost one in five workers lost at least an hour at work a week because of delays.’
  • 50) ‘He is smoking a pipe, and it almost goes without saying that he is wearing a dark suit.’
  • 51) ‘By the time my reply was ready to send back almost an hour had passed and it was midnight.’
  • 52) ‘It was almost as if the local wildlife had decided to put on a show just to entertain us.’
  • 53) ‘On the fifth he drove it in a creek to the left and almost broke his club hacking it out of there.’
  • 54) ‘They now have to spend almost as much time at the station as they do out on the streets.’
  • 55) ‘There was almost a sense that if we did not say the word the problem would go away.’
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