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 Meanings and Examples of CLOSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
close
 v.  change from being open to not being open
 n.  the end of something, or the time when you end it
 a.  not far in position or time
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  But my toils now drew near a close, and in two months from this time I reached the environs of Geneva.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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2  Our circle will be small but bound close by the ties of affection and mutual misfortune.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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3  He sprang from the cabin window as he said this, upon the ice raft which lay close to the vessel.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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4  It started because she passed so close to some workmen that our fender flicked a button on one man's coat.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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5  It had seemed as close as a star to the moon.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6  Mr. Sloane murmured something close to her ear.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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7  She walked close to Gatsby, touching his coat with her hand.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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8  But Wilson stood there a long time, his face close to the window pane, nodding into the twilight.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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9  He was reluctant to close the book, reading each item aloud and then looking eagerly at me.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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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.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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11  But the day did not close so auspiciously as it began.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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12  I trembled with rage and horror, resolving to wait his approach and then close with him in mortal combat.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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13  I didn't see you, but I must have been pretty close behind you.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
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14  The time so melted away, that our early dinner-hour drew close at hand, and Estella left us to prepare herself.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
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15  She drew an arm round my neck, and drew my head close down to hers as she sat in the chair.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
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Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  A head-teacher needs to remain in close touch with teachers' everyday concerns.
17  We maintained a close liaison with the trade union.
18  I have a suspicion that the local authority may be planning to close the school.
19  Detailed study of folk music from a variety of countries reveals many close parallels.
20  Very close and trusted friends share confidences candidly.
21  The victim had been shot at close range.
22  He played the ball back close to the net.
23  The police are close to solving the mystery of the missing murder weapon.
24  The company's sales are now close to saturation in many western countries.
25  Gunfire was heard at an army base close to the airport.
26  We have had meaningful negotiations and I believe we are very close to a deal.
27  There is close affinity between Italian and Spanish.
28  After years of close work, she could hardly see a thing if it was over a yard away.
29  By the close of this century another two billion people will have been born.
30  Camp sites are usually situated along the coast, close to beaches.