The French and English were sufficiently equal in strength to make the task of government well nigh impossible.
When the conspiring forces of clerical venality and political prostitution had placed a putative Bonaparte in power attained by perjury after perjury, and supported by massacre after massacre, Victor Hugo, in common with all honourable men who had ever taken part in political or public life under the government superseded by force of treason and murder, was driven from his country into an exile of well-nigh twenty years.
Cultivation has well-nigh exterminated it.
41) simply says that the body was laid in a sepulchre "nigh at hand."
Now, however, the world has well-nigh forgotten the huge quartos.