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  • adj. held together as by social or cultural ties


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  • The Gemini V team of Cooper, Conrad, Armstrong, and See, as well as the later Gemini VIII crew of Armstrong, Scott, and their backups Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon, grew into closely knit units.

    First Man

  • Page 72 closely knit in his calmest hours, and almost over-lapping in his angry moods.

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

  • Verse 30 presents, a good statement of the case where two are bound together by a close love, "his and his father's soul are closely knit together" (qeshurah).

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • No evidence for the definition of the metropolitan’s right of jurisdiction can be found earlier than the age in which the synodal organization had defined itself, and presupposition of such a right lay in the sturdy independence, the substantial equality, and the closely knit union of all the bishops in any given province.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries


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