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Closely Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    closely adv
  1. 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"
  2. in a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned" [syn: intimately, nearly]
  3. in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard" [syn: close, tight]
Closely Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Closely \Close"ly\, adv.
  1. In a close manner.
  2. Secretly; privately. [Obs.] That nought she did but wayle, and often steepe Her dainty couch with tears which closely she did weepe. --Spenser.
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  • Closely Watched Trains: Closely Watched Trains ... on writings of the novelist and short story writer Bohumil Hrabal (1914-1997), and also with his close collaboration. ...
  • Closely related key: In music performance, a closely related key is one sharing many common tone s with an original key . In music harmony , such a key shares ...
  • Listen Closely: Listen Closely is the second album of Christian rock band Smalltown Poets . It was released in 1998. Track listing ": "Call Me Christian" - ...

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* 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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