by a hair's breadth
Whew! I almost fall down .
For a few minutes she was almost overcome.
her red rimmed eyes were partially closed by yellowish crusts;
There's hardly anything to do here at night.
Oh no, this soup is almost cold.
The geese almost hid the water.
Almost any day a young porpoise,
I am almost persuaded of his honesty.
the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions.
Every day was much the same.
Hullo, we almost missed that turn.
without or almost without hope.
The itching was almost more than he could stand.
They came near being drowned.
I hardly ever go out .
and the pressure is nearly a hundred times greater,
I can scarcely hear you.