Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a close manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a close manner.
  • adverb obsolete Secretly; privately.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a close manner.
  • adverb obsolete secretly; privately

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

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

Etymologies

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close +‎ -ly

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'

  • 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'

  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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

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