By the end of the summer, Achaea was near collapse.
You did right to order her to rest, though; she was pretty near collapse.
But after many parts have failed, how can a utility manager tell that the network is near collapse?
In an economy near collapse, people may take desperate measures against such a wealthy local.
Normalcy is probably still a long way away for a financial system that was near collapse just months ago.
The economy is near collapse, with pensions and salaries paid months late or not at all.
Some roofs had fallen in; most of the buildings were near collapse.
Back in the day, the system seemed near collapse.
Children cannot get special ed services without being assessed first, and the assessment process was near collapse.
But by 1968, despite a growing international reputation, the company was tottering near financial collapse.