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We can walk to the mall – it’s very close.
The hotel is close to the historical district.
He had a cruel face with eyes that were too close together.
The neighborhood is in close proximity to a huge shopping center.
He had observed President Roosevelt at close quarters and absorbed many of his techniques.
I only need my glasses for close work such as sewing.
You can’t go to the party; it’s too close to your exam.
The two festivals are very close together in May.
Everyone believes that a peace deal is close.
By the end of the race he was close to collapse.
We’re closer to signing a contract after today’s meeting.
I’ll take a closer look at your homework tomorrow.
Fowler’s research has come under close scrutiny.
The local police kept a close eye on his activities.
That’s not exactly the color I want, but it’s close.
The sensation is close to the feeling of floating.
She bears a close resemblance to her mother.
That’s the closest thing to an apology you’re going to get from Drew.
My brother and I are very close.
Jamal and I have been close friends since we were six.
She’s close to both her parents.
a close business associate
Sources close to the CEO say he is ready to make a deal.
Unemployment on the island is close to 12 percent.
The game was close, but Denver finally won in overtime.
The next congressional election will be a close contest in Ohio.
Irvine won the race, with Schumacher a close second.
That was close! We would’ve been in trouble if you hadn’t swerved.
a close secret
The boys are being kept under close supervision for the rest of the semester.
“Are you a nurse?” “Close, but no cigar. I’m a doctor.”
This problem is particularly close to home for many parents.
Given the closeness of the school, you should be able to walk there.
Joe was jealous of the closeness between his mother and his younger brother.
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