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Closely Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • in a close relation or position in time or space; "the onsets were closely timed"; "houses set closely together"; "was closely involved in monitoring daily progress"
  • in a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"
  • in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Closely'

  • Closely Watched Trains: history of the Ā«Closely watched trainsĀ». Boulder: East European Monographs, 1982 Closely Watched Trains at the Internet Movie Database Closely Watched Trains

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'Closely' example sentence in quotations

* When a man makes up his mind to become a rascal, he should examine himself closely and see if he isn't better constructed for a fool. - Josh Billings

* Your confidence in the people, and your doubt about them, are closely related to your self-confidence and your self-doubt. - Kahlil Gibran

* A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question. Does this path have a heart If it does, the path is good if it doesn't it is of no use. - Carlos Castaneda

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Closely Sample Sentences in News

  • US 'monitoring closely' as new Greek PM shakes up policies
    The White House said Wednesday it was "monitoring closely" events in Greece, where a new hard-left government has vowed to reopen the terms of a massive financial bailout and stated opposition to more sanctions against Russia. US President Barack Obama rang Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to congratulate him on his recent election victory, a win that has p Read more on this news related to 'Closely'
  • US says looking to work closely with Greek poll winners
    The White House said Monday it hoped to work closely with Greece's new government after the radical left-wing Syriza party stormed to power on an anti-austerity platform. "We congratulate Greece on successfully completing its parliamentary elections and we look forward to working closely with its next government," Mark Stroh, a spokesman for the Whit Read more on this news related to 'Closely'
  • Japan, Jordan working closely on fate of captive Japanese journalist
    AMMAN/TOKYO - Japan was working closely with Jordan on Friday to find out what was happening to a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after a deadline passed for the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death-row in Jordan. Read more on this news related to 'Closely'

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