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With little or no space in between
“Zeb sat closely to his mother, attentive and patient.”
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Subsequently within a short period of time
“He crossed the finished line first, followed closely by Elizabeth.”
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In a narrowly enclosed way
“Hundreds of fish were closely confined inside the pen.”
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(of a contest) Involving effort due to a small margin or a competitive opponent
“He eventually emerged as the winner in the closely fought contest.”
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In a way that involves a strong resemblance or connection
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“They are small-toothed whales that are very closely related to oceanic dolphins.”
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In a collective or unified way
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“The two companies will be working closely on this project.”
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Very affectionately or intimately
“We have bonded closely with our new pet dog.”
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In a careful and attentive way
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“Listen closely for any changes in his tone of voice.”
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In a cautious or secretive way
“For many years, his affairs were a closely guarded secret.”
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Word for word
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“The book is a close translation of the French original.”
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In a thorough manner
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“A close analysis shows that there are inconsistencies between the various items being measured.”
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In a passionate, intense, or angry way
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(informal) A way to describe something that has been done well
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Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount
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Adverb for only a short distance away or apart in space or time
“Our home is close to our favorite cafe, which is so convenient.”
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Adverb for on very affectionate or intimate terms
“We have been close friends for the best part of two decades.”
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Adverb for uncomfortably humid or airless
“During the middle of the afternoon, it began to get close and unseasonably warm.”
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Adverb for secretive with information
“Michael broke every rule as a lawyer by refusing to be close about his dealings with his clients.”
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Adverb for predisposed against giving or sharing
“Edward was known to be close with money.”
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Adverb for with evenly matched competitors (as per the score or result)
“It was an incredibly close contest that ended in controversy.”
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Adverb for not deviating or varying greatly from something
“He bears a close resemblance to Kim Jong Un, and has decided to use that to his advantage.”
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