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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

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