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She moved closer, trying to hear what Jack was saying.
He clutched his bag close to his chest.
Mark was standing dangerously close to the edge of the cliff.
They lay close together on the beach.
Mary went first, with Jill close behind.
He drew me close and hugged me tightly.
We didn't need to worry because help was close at hand.
As the summer grew closer, we started to think about leaving.
He's not as good as Amis, but he comes close.
I came close to giving up several times.
If my own father was thought eccentric, Eddy Devonshire ran him close.
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