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Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of close quarter.
  • n. Very near proximity.

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

  • n. a situation of being uncomfortably close to someone or something

Etymologies

See close quarter. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For a week or two, having meanwhile despatched his Major-general, Macdonald, into the West Highlands to fetch what recruits he could from the clans there, he made it his strategy, with the small force he had left, to worry and fatigue Argyle and his fellow-commander the Earl of Lothian, avoiding close quarters with their bigger force, and their cannon and horse.

    The Life of John Milton

  • The close quarters made me aware that Mr. Hart had been lubricating himself with bourbon.

    Grave Surprise

  • The 24th Virginia and 5th North Carolina Regiments continued to confront the enemy at close quarters for some time without any support, until Colonel McRae, who had succeeded to the command of the brigade, in reply to

    Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A. : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States,

  • The infantry and the protection they provided against enemy tank-killing squads in the close quarters of the village were an absolute necessity before our tanks entered Buron.

    Panzer Aces

  • The spearmen skewered the Triballi at close quarters while the horsemen moved in from the sides.

    Alexander the Great

  • It was a cosmopolitan city, the original Quakers living at close quarters with recently arrived Germans, Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, a handful of Catholics, a small set of British Anglicans, and roughly a thousand African slaves, many of them domestic servants.

    Robert Morris

  • The Chief of the Army Staff, General Zhukov, had been appointed after the disastrous winter of 1939-40, and he, too, had moved to close quarters with the "Finnish question" at the very moment when orthodox mass tactics were finally producing results.

    Barbarossa

  • At close quarters she had watched discreetly, cool and elegant behind inscrutable dark glasses on the hotel or Yacht Club terrace or on a bench near the Southampton ferry just along from where his boat was moored.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • Surgerizing in close quarters made for some uncomfortable coziness.

    Paradise General

  • It gave a graphic description of how the 'Vesta' had engaged at close quarters a Turkish ironclad, killing her crew; how officers in European uniform had been seen directing the working of the ironclad's guns, &c.; how her sides were crimson with the torrents of blood pouring from her decks, and how she would have been surely captured had the 'Vesta' been provided with sufficient ammunition to enable her to continue the bloody fight.

    Sketches From My Life

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