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We can walk to the swimming pool – it's quite close.
The hotel is close to the centre of town.
He had a cruel face with eyes that were too close together.
The area is in close proximity to a huge shopping centre.
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 exams.
The two bank holidays are quite 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 colour 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.
He has no close relatives.
a close business associate
Sources close to the Prime Minister say he is ready to make a deal.
Unemployment on the island is close to 12 per cent.
The game was close, but Real Madrid eventually won.
The next election will be a close contest.
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 term.
This problem is particularly close to home for many parents.
Local people feel that the nuclear power station is too close for comfort.
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.