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closely (adv.)

1550s, "secretly," from close (adj.) + -ly (2). From 1560s as "compactly," 1590s as "so as to enclose;" 1630s as "nearly."

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Definitions of closely

closely (adv.)
in a close relation or position in time or space;
was closely involved in monitoring daily progress
the onsets were closely timed
houses set closely together
closely (adv.)
in an attentive manner;
Synonyms: close / tight
closely (adv.)
in a close manner;
Synonyms: intimately / nearly
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