close at hand

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  • adj

Synonyms for close at hand

close in space


Related Words

close in time

References in classic literature ?
All our Concord waters have two colors at least; one when viewed at a distance, and another, more proper, close at hand.
This is particularly distinct to one standing on the middle of the pond in winter, just after a light snow has fallen, appearing as a clear undulating white line, unobscured by weeds and twigs, and very obvious a quarter of a mile off in many places where in summer it is hardly distinguishable close at hand.
Close at hand was the snowy mass of the Great Altels cooling its topknot in the sky and daring us to an ascent.
The water was now close at hand, and I crawled painfully into it and washed the mud from my naked body.
A long, vague period intervened, and people looking out of the windows of upper rooms discovered the dark hulls of German airships, gliding slowly and noiselessly, quite close at hand.
In the case of the first two the loss of life had not been considerable, but a great multitude of workers, including many girls and women, had been caught in the destruction of the Post-Office, and a little army of volunteers with white badges entered behind the firemen, bringing out the often still living bodies, for the most part frightfully charred, and carrying them into the big Monson building close at hand.
In violent and extraordinary contrast with this scene of destruction, close at hand were the huge newspaper establishments of Park Row.
Close at hand was a number of villa residences, whose occupants speedily developed from an unfriendly curiosity to aggression.
Ulysses is not going to be away much longer; indeed he is close at hand to deal out death and destruction, not on them alone, but on many another of us who live in Ithaca.
But Tess, really tired by this time, flung herself upon an oblong slab that lay close at hand, and was sheltered from the wind by a pillar.
Hamel, who had resumed his place upon the rock close at hand, had been mixed up during his lifetime in many wild escapades.
But now the consequences of this bill of sale occurred to him in a new light, and he remembered that the time was close at hand when it would be enforced unless the money were repaid.
Act quickly for the last breath before death is close at hand.
These hydraulic and pneumatic Work Positioners keep workpieces close at hand, eliminating unnecessary reaching and other operator movements and thus enhancing ergonomics.
It has three drawers and two shelves to provide plenty of room for magazines, remote controls and all you have to have close at hand in your living room.