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Phrase
Very nearly
“Nothing could be found and the party were on the point of giving up when a soldier spotted soap suds in the sea near the mouth of a cave.”
Preposition
On the brink of
Preposition
Getting ready to
Preposition
On the threshold of
Conjunction
During the same time that
Verb
Not quite
Adjective
Having reached a (usually extreme) condition as to be on the verge of having a given event transpire
Adjective
(ready to) In such a condition as to be likely to do something
Adjective
On the verge of
Adverb
Very nearly
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