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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Closely  \Close"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  close  manner. 
 
  2.  Secretly;  privately.  [Obs.] 
 
  That  nought  she  did  but  wayle,  and  often  steepe  Her 
  dainty  couch  with  tears  which  closely  she  did  weepe. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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  an  attentive  manner;  "he  remained  close  on  his  guard" 
  [syn:  {close},  {tight}] 
  3:  in  a  close  manner;  "the  two  phenomena  are  intimately 
  connected";  "the  person  most  nearly  concerned"  [syn:  {intimately}, 
  {nearly}] 




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