Definitions of closely

  1. in a close relation or position in time or space; "the onsets were closely timed"; "houses set closely together"; "was closely involved in monitoring daily progress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. In a close manner. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for closely

  1. It was the best opportunity she had ever had for studying it closely – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  2. Indeed, in this instance, as in many others, the verb and its object are so closely associated that it makes but little difference in regard to the sense, whether you take both of them together, or either of them separately, as the antecedent to the preposition. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown