nearly perfect

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I stayed ten weeks at Maldonado, in which time a nearly perfect collection of the animals, birds, and reptiles, was procured.
In many cases we do not know what the aboriginal stock was, and so could not tell whether or not nearly perfect reversion had ensued.
Tell me, I know your game is nearly perfect, but if you have a fault, is it a tendency to putt too hard?
Above all, I sincerely believe that the public institutions and charities of this capital of Massachusetts are as nearly perfect, as the most considerate wisdom, benevolence, and humanity, can make them.
No, dearest Georgiana, you came so nearly perfect from the hand of Nature that this slightest possible defect, which we hesitate whether to term a defect or a beauty, shocks me, as being the visible mark of earthly imperfection.
I'm sure it's the least I can do when you have been so kind, lending me things and helping me get ready," said Meg, glancing round the room at the very simple outfit, which seemed nearly perfect in their eyes.
Unexpectedly, predictions of relativistic hydrodynamics - applicable to low momentum hadron data - indicated that QGP behaves as nearly perfect fluid, thus bringing exciting connections between the hottest (QGP) and the coldest (perfect Fermi gas) matter on Earth.
Baker (famed for the Baker-Nunn satellite tracker and Super-Schmidt meteor camera) wrote, "The Schupmann does happen to be the most nearly perfect telescope mathematically.
At the Open House event, the Evolution press ran a 6-color job with cold foil and casting at nearly 500 feet per minute with nearly perfect registration, according to Stuart Roberts, Etirama's new sales representative for the North American market.
The analysis section covers bulk semiconductor materials, nearly perfect semiconductor multi-layer structures, mosaic structures, partially relaxed multi-layer structures, laterally inhomogeneous multi-layers, and nearly perfect polycrystalline materials.
Requiring Web publishers to make their sites 'accessible' to blind, deaf, and other handicapped users under the Americans with Disabilities Act was a nearly perfect way to stifle creative freedom and slam the brakes on the Internet's expansion.
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia provides a lively survey by an author who has lived among the Scandinavians for over ten years, and is thus in the perfect position to observe them both as an outsider and as an insider.