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Synonyms for closely

to a point near in time, space, or relation

Synonyms for closely

in an attentive manner

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in a close manner

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And all the way Kala carried her little dead baby hugged closely to her breast.
Behind him were two males, and then Kala, closely straining the little dead form to her breast.
Finding that it harmed him not, Kerchak began to examine it closely.
It might have been expected that the plants which have succeeded in becoming naturalised in any land would generally have been closely allied to the indigenes; for these are commonly looked at as specially created and adapted for their own country.
We may suppose that only one (F), of the two species which were least closely related to the other nine original species, has transmitted descendants to this late stage of descent.
It is a truly wonderful fact--the wonder of which we are apt to overlook from familiarity--that all animals and all plants throughout all time and space should be related to each other in group subordinate to group, in the manner which we everywhere behold--namely, varieties of the same species most closely related together, species of the same genus less closely and unequally related together, forming sections and sub-genera, species of distinct genera much less closely related, and genera related in different degrees, forming sub-families, families, orders, sub-classes, and classes.
Among them were the teeth of a gnawer, equalling in size and closely resembling those of the Capybara, whose habits have been described; and therefore, probably, an aquatic animal.
They were associated with twenty- three species of shells, of which thirteen are recent and four others very closely related to recent forms.
On one fine hot day I saw several ostriches enter a bed of tall rushes, where they squatted concealed, till quite closely approached.
The Tinochorus is closely related to some other South American birds.
He crossed and re-crossed the way repeatedly without apparent aim; and the press was still so thick that, at every such movement, I was obliged to follow him closely.
For some time he followed closely a party of some ten or twelve roisterers; but from this number one by one dropped off, until three only remained together, in a narrow and gloomy lane little frequented.
According to the new study conducted by researchers from the University of Utah, a bird from one breed may have huge foot feathers, while a closely related breed does not, yet two unrelated pigeon breeds both may have large foot feathers.
But Manchester United left-back Evra said: "I always make sure the group remains together and in good spirits and we remain friends, play closely together and are frank with one another.
Instead, the triple images almost certainly represent three distinct but closely spaced quasars about 10.