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 for nigher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nigh \Nigh\ (n[imac]), a. [Compar. Nigher (n[imac]"[~e]r);
     superl. Nighest, or Next (n[e^]kst).] [OE. nigh, neigh,
     neih, AS. ne['a]h, n[=e]h; akin to D. na, adv., OS. n[=a]h,
     a., OHG. n[=a]h, G. nah, a., nach to, after, Icel. n[=a] (in
     comp.) nigh, Goth. n[=e]hw, n[=e]hwa, adv., nigh. Cf. Near,
     Neighbor, Next.]
     1. Not distant or remote in place or time; near.
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              The loud tumult shows the battle nigh. --Prior.
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     2. Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.;
        closely allied; intimate. "Nigh kinsmen." --Knolles.
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              Ye . . . are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
                                                    --Eph. ii. 13.
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     Syn: Near; close; adjacent; contiguous; present; neighboring.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: (comparative of `near' or `close') within a shorter
             distance; "come closer, my dear!"; "they drew nearer";
             "getting nearer to the true explanation" [syn: nearer,
             nigher, closer]

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