Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a close manner.
  • adv. secretly; privately

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a close manner.
  • adv. Secretly; privately.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a close manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an attentive manner
  • adv. in a close relation or position in time or space
  • adv. in a close manner

Etymologies

close +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Professor Lewin later explained that her email was a product of "inflamed political passions", particularly because of the organizer's use of a term closely associated with gay people who acknowledge their sexuality to family and friends.

    Michael J. Hunt: 'Mom, Dad: I'm Undecided'

  • If the gorgeous digs at 3214 Bay Hill Lane capture your fancy, read the title closely before you make an offer.

    Proponent Of New Real Estate Fee Exempts His Own House

  • So if you didnt read the label closely and just looked at where the numbers are you may mistake it?

    Mouse Print»Blog Archive » Campbell’s (Not) 25% Less Sodium Tomato Soup

  • EPA advises consumers who buy treatments from any of these companies to read the label closely and apply the products as instructed.

    Fur Flies Over Flea Treatments

  • The first anagram assembled from the scattered lettering was ARBUCKLE, a name closely linked to the history of Indian Territory and latter-day Oklahoma.

    Shadow of the Sentinel

  • He reached up to sweep some of his long, ink-black hair from his face and scrutinized her expression closely in the light from the dying fire.

    LADY of SKYE

  • Traditional energy is another term closely related to non-commercial energy.

    Chapter 12

  • He puffed on his cigarette and widened his eyes in the smoke, as though dismissing some private concerns from his mind, then he watched my expression closely and said, “Who do you think did it?”

    Heaven’s Prisoners

  • The old man rose on tiptoes and peered at the title closely, claw hand slightly lifting his bifocals.

    The Heirs of Babylon

  • We're not ready to pull the trigger on the company yet, but we're watching the name closely for an entry point, which may present itself after the firm's next quarterly release.

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