1 But my toils now drew near a close, and in two months from this time I reached the environs of Geneva.
2 Our circle will be small but bound close by the ties of affection and mutual misfortune.
3 He sprang from the cabin window as he said this, upon the ice raft which lay close to the vessel.
4 It started because she passed so close to some workmen that our fender flicked a button on one man's coat.
5 It had seemed as close as a star to the moon.
6 Mr. Sloane murmured something close to her ear.
7 She walked close to Gatsby, touching his coat with her hand.
8 But Wilson stood there a long time, his face close to the window pane, nodding into the twilight.
9 He was reluctant to close the book, reading each item aloud and then looking eagerly at me.
10 He had come a long way to this blue lawn and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it.
11 But the day did not close so auspiciously as it began.
12 I trembled with rage and horror, resolving to wait his approach and then close with him in mortal combat.
13 I didn't see you, but I must have been pretty close behind you.
14 The time so melted away, that our early dinner-hour drew close at hand, and Estella left us to prepare herself.
15 She drew an arm round my neck, and drew my head close down to hers as she sat in the chair.