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ferē adv.

3 FER-, closely, quite, entirely, fully, altogether, just : grandicula, T.: ornatus fere militaris, quite : paria esse fere peccata, H.: Iamque fere, just at this time , V.: tum fere.—Of time, in general, usually, commonly, mostly : ruri fere Se continebat, T.: Fit fere, ut, etc.: quod fere libenter homines id, quod volunt, credunt, Cs.: Nigra fere terra, V.: quod non fere ante auctumnum solet, etc., not usually , Cs.: non sunt vitiosiores, quam fere plerique, qui, etc.—Of degree, nearly, almost, well-nigh, within a little, for the most part, about : abhinc mensīs decem fere, T.: quinta fere hora: tertiā fere vigiliā, Cs.: meus fere aequalis: totius fere Galliae legati, Cs.: fere omnes, Cs.: mihi fere satis est quod vixi: tantum fere, almost only : hoc fere ab reliquis differunt, quod, chiefly , Cs.—With negatives, scarcely, hardly : nec rei fere sane amplius quicquam fuit, T.: nemo fere saltat sobrius: (Catone) erat nemo fere senior.

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