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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.
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.
a close business associate
Sources close to the Prime Minister say he is ready to make a deal.
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.
the part of a church where the priests and choir sit during a religious ceremony
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