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How to interpret どこまでも

A phrase like this has an adverbial function, but it's not "an adverb" in any meaningful sense. It's just an ordinary も-marked topic for the verb. Also, phrases don't have "definitions&...
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Can 近く modify an adjective to mean "almost adjective"?

一時間近く is the phrase you want to focus on. They retraced the route from the library once more, and wander for almost an hour down the dark corridors. or possibly "about an hour". Either ...
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When is 明日(あした) clearly 平板型?

Good question. Think of the following sentence: あした{LHH}、旅行に行くんだ。 You can put final particles in the middle of sentence, at any boundary between syntactic words (文節). Let's fill in ね, which inherits ...
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Using 否応なし(に) as "Whether (we) like it or not"

応 is "accept" or "okay" rather than "like", so 否応なしに (or 否応なく) is closer to "without (a chance to say) no or okay". Typically, it's used in contexts where ...
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