Definition of "closely" [close•ly]

  • (adverb) In a close manner.
  • (adverb) secretly; privately

Use "closely" in a sentence

  • "Professor Lewin later explained that her email was a product of "inflamed political passions", particularly because of the organizer's use of a term closely associated with gay people who acknowledge their sexuality to family and friends."
  • "If the gorgeous digs at 3214 Bay Hill Lane capture your fancy, read the title closely before you make an offer."
  • "So if you didnt read the label closely and just looked at where the numbers are you may mistake it?"

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