He had always maintained that what Egypt most required, and would require for many years to come, was an order of things which would render practically impossible any return to that personal system of government which had well-nigh ruined the country.
The last few years of his life, however, were disturbed by the rebellion of his eldest son, which well-nigh proved fatal.
The field of Greek literature having been well-nigh exhausted, he devoted himself principally to the Latin classics.
This continued until the old traditions were well-nigh exhausted, but since i88o there has been a distinct revival.
The church was well-nigh wrecked(' 730) by debt incurred in the erection of a meeting-house.