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toward the close of the 18th century
Stocks were unchanged at $1.45 at the close of business today.
The event occurred at the time when the Stone Age was drawing to a close.
I will do anything to help bring this matter to a close.
It's time to call this meeting to a close.
This is the American English definition of close. View British English definition of close.
a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food
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