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closely adv
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"
2 in a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned" [syn: intimately, nearly]
3 in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard" [syn: close, tight]

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  1. In a close manner.
    Finnish and Estonian are closely related languages.
    The borderline between East and West Berlin was very closely guarded.
    The chairs are too closely spaced.


in a close manner
  • Finnish: läheisesti, tiiviisti, visusti, tarkasti

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