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  • adj. Not open about one's homosexuality or bisexuality.
  • adj. By extension, not open about some feature of one's life; often construed with about.


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  • And in order to clean out all the skeletons in the closet concerning the Celtics and their domination, we would need one or two victories in our own haunted mansion: a dark, dingy, dirty place on Causeway Street complete with parquet hardwood, leprechauns on each rim, and fifteen championship banners; eight of them at the expense of a Lakers organization.

    One Season

  • There were women's clothes in the closet with the farmer's clothes.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • Now, back in the closet tonight for far more than toilet paper, Gabrielle kicked off her shoes, climbed up the shelves, popped out the fiberboard ceiling tile, and pulled herself up.

    Deception Point

  • Then the governor replaced the tray and the gugglet in the closet and returning to the saloon, opened the locker and laid the whip in its place; after which he doffed his clothes and lay down.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Abdalrahman, whose magnificence has perhaps excited our admiration and envy, and to transcribe an authentic memorial which was found in the closet of the deceased caliph.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • He laced on his old workboots, and because housekeeping was on his mind, tossed discarded shoes in the closet and, inspired, shoved the laundry basket in after them.

    The Hollow

  • Quoth the door-keeper to him, “Is no this thy comrade whom thou robbedst of his silvers and leftest with me sick in the closet doing such and such by him?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Sassy's brilliant plum dress and sable wrap seemed lushly out of place in the basement meeting hall, but when I looked in her eyes, I realized how alone she must feel, hiding in the closet for so many reasons.


  • After the menacing language used in the closet to compel Mr. Yorke's acceptance and the loss which the King sustained by his death at that critical juncture, the most unprejudiced and dispassionate were surprised at the little, or rather no notice which was taken of his family; the not making an offer to complete the peerage was neither to be palliated nor justified in their opinion.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N.

  • But Roxanne had to stay in the closet until Billy finished doing the motel’s books, until midnight, when the rest of the staff left the motel and Billy was alone on the desk.

    Practical Demonkeeping


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