Usage examples for closely

  1. It was the best opportunity she had ever had for studying it closely. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  2. Indeed, in this instance, as in many others, the verb and its object are so closely associated that it makes but little difference in regard to the sense, whether you take both of them together, or either of them separately, as the antecedent to the preposition. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. He was afraid, afraid of what he might see in those gray eyes if she looked at him too long, too closely. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  4. He had hardly gone before Netty entered the room, followed closely by Mr. Mangles. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. Without moving he watched him closely. – The Hunters of the Ozark by Edward S. Ellis
  6. Griffith followed him closely and shut the door. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  7. He again looked at her very sharply and very closely. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  8. Madame Lecoeur, all suspicion, pressed her so closely that she exclaimed: Really, aunt, you get in my way. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  9. " I'm goin' to take you to see Wils Moore," replied Wade, watching her closely. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  10. When he looked more closely he saw that it was his old friend. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  11. It is worth our while to note more closely how this happens. – The Practice of Autosuggestion by C. Harry Brooks
  12. Perhaps she did not listen very closely. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  13. Let us come to what interests us more closely at present. – Maximina by Armando Palacio Valdés
  14. Look at it closely through this glass. – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  15. The lads gazed at him closely. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  16. She thought she recognised his voice, and on looking at him more closely saw that it was her father. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  17. Everybody around her, too, appeared so pleased at the prospect of this marriage, which would draw the family yet more closely together. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  18. Bruce Visigoth eyed her closely. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  19. It is also really very pretty, when you look more closely at it. – Favorite Fairy Tales by Logan Marshall
  20. Joey watched Nugent closely. – The Prophetic Camera by John McGreevey