very close to winning

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  • He announced that two girls were very close to winning.
  • The Republic player could be very close to winning and suddenly find himself having to struggle to survive.
  • Her performance took her very close to winning the National Film Award for Best Actress.
  • The team came very close to winning the match, but could not capture the belts on this occasion.
  • In 1963, he went very close to winning the Grand National too.
  • Chelsea came very close to winning the Champions League several times during the 2000s.
  • He came very close to winning outright on two occasions, but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp.
  • In this spell he managed to lead two entirely different teams to win four All-Ireland titles, while coming very close to winning another two.
  • He came very close to winning but Pearce used a low blow followed by a piledriver to secure the victory.
  • On 23 October 2011 they came very close to winning a national deputy in two areas.
  • On some occasions Dastardly is very close to winning, but he will fail at the final hurdle.
  • Payne came very close to winning, when the polls showed he was short by 88 votes.
  • Massa came very close to winning the 2008 season, eventually losing to Lewis Hamilton by just one point.
  • Among others, she gave birth to Tim Tam, a horse who came very close to winning the Triple Crown.
  • In Athens, he was very close to winning a historic double, but in the three positions competition, he accidentally cross-fired his last shot and finished eighth.
  • With Akins, Texas came very close to winning the SWC for a 7th straight time.
  • In the period from 1941 to 1943, the club came very close to winning the Senior Hurling title.
  • He came very close to winning in 2003, losing by only 12 votes on a judicial recount.
  • The Terryville softball squad was a very dominating team which came very close to winning the state title in 2008.
  • Burton came very close to winning the 50th running of the Daytona 500.
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