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- quite:  Quite is essentially the same word as the adjective quit ‘free, absolved, discharged, cleared’ (which in Middle English commonly took the alternative form quite). It came to be used as an adverb meaning ‘thoroughly, clearly’. The weaker modern sense ‘fairly’ did not develop until as recently as the mid-19th century.
- quite (adv.)
- early 14c., adverbial form of Middle English quit, quite (adj.) "free, clear" (see quit (adj.)). Originally "thoroughly;" the weaker sense of "fairly" is attested from mid-19c.
- 1. Failure is never quite so frightening as regret do.
- 2. I know it's nothing serious and I feel quite unemotional about it.
- 3. I would imagine she's quite lonely living on her own.
- 4. I got quite a lot of ribbing from my team-mates.
- 5. She was afraid in a way that was quite new to her.
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