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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.
happy and positive because you are confident that you will get what you want
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