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With little or no space in between
“Zeb sat closely to his mother, attentive and patient.”
Subsequently within a short period of time
“He crossed the finished line first, followed closely by Elizabeth.”
In a narrowly enclosed way
“Hundreds of fish were closely confined inside the pen.”
(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.”
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.”
In a collective or unified way
“The two companies will be working closely on this project.”
Very affectionately or intimately
“We have bonded closely with our new pet dog.”
In a careful and attentive way
“Listen closely for any changes in his tone of voice.”
In a cautious or secretive way
“For many years, his affairs were a closely guarded secret.”
Exactly as stated in words, not figuratively or idiomatically
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“The book is a close translation of the French original.”
With meticulous attention to standards or precision
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“A close analysis shows that there are inconsistencies between the various items being measured.”
Imprecise but close to in quantity or amount
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.”
Adverb for on very affectionate or intimate terms
“We have been close friends for the best part of two decades.”
Adverb for uncomfortably humid or airless
“During the middle of the afternoon, it began to get close and unseasonably warm.”
Adverb for secretive with information
“Michael broke every rule as a lawyer by refusing to be close about his dealings with his clients.”
Adverb for predisposed against giving or sharing
“Edward was known to be close with money.”
Adverb for with evenly matched competitors (as per the score or result)
“It was an incredibly close contest that ended in controversy.”
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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