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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of close in.

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

  • adj. blocked against entry


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  • He just kept staring zombie-eyed at the fork in the road as we closed in on it.

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  • Sinky was purring loudly now, his tiny eyes closed in private passion.

    Miss Misery

  • Maybe it was just the affection that came with the gift, but even as the familiar luxury of palace life closed in around him, Edoran found that Ron the fisherboy, far from dying, seemed to be showing up more and more often.

    Crown of Earth

  • The oversize eyes set in its shoulders were not closed in its restless slumber—the creatures have no eyelids—rather a milky white film, a protolid, shimmered wetly over its obsidian orbs.

    The Monstrumologist

  • I had seen that knife in the army and navy store a few blocks away on Smith Street, and he pointed it at me, just inches from my stomach, and the other boy closed in and drew out the same kind of knife.

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • Shooter is DQed! shouted the range officer but made no step forward as the three beefy guards closed in behind Texas Red and the crowd parted in the thrust of the armed man and his armed bodyguards as they headed down the main street of the town of Cold Water, through the corridor of stunned competitors and fans.

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  • Jay Hallen, explaining, in the face of a crescendo of complaints from Iraqis, why their stock exchange, closed in March 2003 when the bombing of Baghdad began, had yet to be reopened eleven months later, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2004105

    Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

  • There was a leper-hospital, closed in 1413 for lack of inmates.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Liannan closed in now, as if they were taking it in turns to trap him.

    The Demons Covenant

  • Of the three Roman generals who closed in on Spartacus in 71 B.C., only Marcus Lucullus died of natural causes.

    The Spartacus War


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