near miss

  1. an accidental collision that is narrowly avoided
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How To Use near miss In A Sentence

  • On the hour mark Moreau picked out Fernandez in the box and he looked sure to score, but the outcome was another near miss, his shot shaving the post.
  • The home fans probably knew at that point this was going to go down as another near miss. The Sun
  • While there have been no serious accidents on the Island, there have been some near misses and some minor prangs.
  • A Boeing 747 was involved in a near miss with a private aircraft just south of San Francisco.
  • Details have been given of a near miss between two airliners over southern England earlier this week.
  • Logistic regression modeling was used to estimate the odds of needle-stick injuries and near misses associated with various factors.
  • But not one of the bombs scored a direct hit, though the very-near misses almost shook her to pieces.
  • Across the country, email in-trays piled up with stories of near misses and friends reunited.
  • Perhaps they shouldn't joke about early graves: both have had near misses. Times, Sunday Times
  • For Roger Barker it was a near miss he said he would never forget.
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