(prep.) In the immediate neighborhood of; in contiguity or proximity to; near, as to place; by or on (one's person).
(prep.) Over or upon different parts of; through or over in various directions; here and there in; to and fro in; throughout.
(prep.) Near; not far from; -- determining approximately time, size, quantity.
(prep.) In concern with; engaged in; intent on.
(prep.) On the point or verge of; going; in act of.
(prep.) Concerning; with regard to; on account of; touching.
(adv.) On all sides; around.
(adv.) In circuit; circularly; by a circuitous way; around the outside; as, a mile about, and a third of a mile across.
(adv.) Here and there; around; in one place and another.
(adv.) Nearly; approximately; with close correspondence, in quality, manner, degree, etc.; as, about as cold; about as high; -- also of quantity, number, time.
(adv.) To a reserved position; half round; in the opposite direction; on the opposite tack; as, to face about; to turn one's self about.
(adv.) Nearly; well nigh; all but; for the greatest part.
(1) Oxyhaemoglobin (4 microns at 0.35 ml.min-1) infused into the tracheal circulation almost abolished the responses to bradykinin and methacholine.
(2) Therefore, it is suggested that PE patients without endogenous erythroid colonies may follow almost the same clinical course as SP patients.
(3) IT can, therefore, be excluded almost with certainty that the meat would contain such large amounts of hormone residues.
(4) In X-irradiated litters, almost invariably, the incidence of anophthalmia was higher in exencephalic than in nonexencephalic embryos and the ratio of these incidences (relative risk) decreased toward 1 with increasing dose.
(5) Patrice Evra Evra Handed a five-match international ban for his part in the France squad’s mutiny against Raymond Domenech at the 2010 World Cup, it took Evra almost a year to force his way back in.
(6) The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is almost always markedly elevated.
(7) "They wanted to pass it almost like a secret negotiation," she said.
(8) Migrant voters are almost as numerous as current Ukip supporters but they are widely overlooked and risk being increasingly disaffected by mainstream politics and the fierce rhetoric around immigration caused partly by the rise of Ukip,” said Robert Ford from Manchester University, the report’s co-author.
(9) Approximately 90% of the patients have a lambda light chain myeloma protein and almost all patients excrete Bence-Jones protein.
(10) With the stimulated liver being irradiated, the number of cells synthetizing DNA and entering into mitosis was seen reduced almost twice, whereas DNA synthesis and entering into mitosis were delayed, resp., by 4 and 6 hours.
(11) Even if it were not the case that police use a variety of tricks to keep recorded crime figures low, this data would still represent an almost meaningless measure of the extent of crime in society, for the simple reason that a huge proportion of crimes (of almost all sorts) have always gone unreported.
(12) A second Scottish referendum has turned from a highly probable event into an almost inevitable one.
(13) Almost the same rate of phosphorylation was obtained with or without calcium in the incubation medium.
(14) PAF was found in almost all carcinoma, although it was not detected in most of the matched, nontumor breast tissue samples.
(15) Maintenance therapy was always steroid-free to start with (cyclosporin+azathioprine) but in almost one half of our oldest survivors, it failed to avoid rejection and we had to add low-dose oral steroids for at least several months.
(16) Hamilton said it was uncanny to find themselves in another desperate emergency situation almost exactly one year on.
(17) The volume of distribution is about 600 l. In almost every subject the plasma levels rose again after this distribution phase.
(18) This stimulation is mediated by one receptor with an apparent affinity of 3.3 X 10(-6) M. The hydroxyl group in the para position on phenylethanolamine was absolutely necessary to obtain an agonist whereas the meta hydroxyl group or the presence of a catechol almost suppressed the activity.
(19) Of the N-acetyl cysteamine derivatives tested, S-acetyl-N-acetyl cysteamine (at 10 mM) gives almost complete protection against inactivation whereas S-acetoacetyl-, S-beta-hydroxybutyryl-, and S-crotonyl-N-acetyl cysteamine thioesters exhibit either slight or no protection.
(20) The gastric acid output before operation was almost equal to the normal control in our hospital.