Definition of fere
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Orthography ID = 1006191
1.
LEM
ferē
3 FER-
adverb
  1. closely, quite, entirely, fully, altogether, just
  2. [of time] in general, usually, commonly, mostly
  3. [of degree] nearly, almost, well-nigh, within a little, for the most part, about
  4. [with negatives] scarcely, hardly
Abbreviations
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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