in the vicinity of, for ordinary purposes, around, not quite, on the brink of, in a general way, for all intents and purposes, on the eve of, within sight of, tantamount to, near to, on the edge of, more or less, close to, most, nearly, nigh, for all practical purposes, on the point of, to all intents, in effect, very nearly, to the highest degree, within an ace of, on the verge of, well-nigh, in the neighborhood of, with small probability of error, essentially, bordering on, roughly, with some exceptions, substantially, on the order of, closely, about, as good as, intimately, close, with little tolerance, about to, within a hair of, virtually, near, near upon, nigh unto, just about, close upon, some, or so, approximately, pretty near, practically, for the greatest part, all but, relatively, to that effect
- She was brought almost to death's door. - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
- He closed the door and almost before they knew locked it and was gone into the back room. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.
- I have known almost from the beginning. - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.