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I was feeling quite tired after our walk.
They said the dog was quite badly injured.
We had to wait for quite a long time.
There’s quite a steep slope down to the river.
He was quite a good musician.
Are you quite sure you know what to do?
It’s quite impossible to keep the house clean when all the children are here.
I don’t quite understand the problem.
The drawing’s not quite right.
They’re doing a marvellous job, but they haven’t quite finished.
‘Are you ready?’ ‘Not quite.’
I’m not sure that ‘respect’ is quite the right word.
I don’t know quite why you’ve come here and I suggest you leave.
We couldn’t quite remember where you lived.
‘It’s not the kind of behaviour we expect from a teacher.’ ‘Quite.’
‘It is most important that the matter should be kept secret.’ ‘Quite so.’
‘Some laws are meant to be broken.’ ‘Quite right.’
The news came as quite a surprise.
It was quite a competition.
He’s been renting the house for quite some time.
They have to walk home and it’s quite some distance.
Quite frankly, I don’t care if he leaves.
Quite honestly, I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.
I quite like going to weddings, but I don’t want to go to theirs.
We quite enjoyed our day out, in spite of the weather.
With a penny you could buy quite a lot of sweets in those days.
My family have moved around quite a bit since then.
His encouragement and interest inspired quite a few people to take up skiing.
Young Cardew is quite the gentleman these days.
I believe that shoulder-length hair is quite the fashion.
‘Was he angry?’ ‘No, quite the opposite – he invited me to have dinner with him.’
‘I hope I’m not disturbing you?’ ‘No, that’s quite all right.’
This is the British English definition of quite. View American English definition of quite.