closeness


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a feeling of being intimate and belonging together

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the quality of being close and poorly ventilated

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the spatial property resulting from a relatively small distance

characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)

close or warm friendship

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The first, closeness, reservation, and secrecy; when a man leaveth himself without observation, or without hold to be taken, what he is.
I took it, and began gnawing it, as serenely as possible, in spite of a certain trepidation and the nearly intolerable closeness of the den.
To be losing such pleasures was no trifle; to be losing them, because she was in the midst of closeness and noise, to have confinement, bad air, bad smells, substituted for liberty, freshness, fragrance, and verdure, was infinitely worse: but even these incitements to regret were feeble, compared with what arose from the conviction of being missed by her best friends, and the longing to be useful to those who were wanting her!
For all your closeness, I see you are in a bad way--neglected by one who ought to cherish you.
The closeness of their connection with the church made them adopt a slightly dictatorial attitude to the rest of mankind.
So much of what is great in Scotland has sprung from the closeness of the family ties; it is there I sometimes fear that my country is being struck.
The three men watched him with the tense closeness of cats.
This he buttoned tightly up, in spite of the extreme closeness of the night, and finished his attire by putting on a rabbit-skin cap with hanging lappets which covered the ears, so that no part of him was visible save his mobile and peaky face.
At length, Morleena (who quite forgot she had fainted, when she found she was not noticed) announced that a chamber was ready for her afflicted parent; and Mr Kenwigs, having partially smothered his four daughters in the closeness of his embrace, accepted the doctor's arm on one side, and the support of Nicholas on the other, and was conducted upstairs to a bedroom which been secured for the occasion.
The air was heavy and hot; the closeness of the place, oppressive; and from without there arose a rush of free sounds, like the jarring memory of such things in a headache and heartache.
More recent research on the egoism-altruism debate has demonstrated that both empathic and egoistic motives are influenced by the contextual cues of need severity and relationship closeness.
From the look of things, Wizkid and Tiwa Savage appeared to have revealed that there may be more to their closeness than meets the eye.
The transportation accessibility was measured by some indexes, such as Betweenness, Closeness and Straightness on the road network.
TMZ then reported that Packer was fuming mad over Tanaka's closeness with Carey, and it arrived at the point that Packer used his connections to ban Tanaka from Carey's shows in casinos.
Results: The study found significant differences between "problem solving level" and family type, health assessment, life quality and mothers', fathers' siblings' closeness level; between "loneliness level" and gender, family income, health assessment, life quality and mothers', fathers', siblings' closeness level; between "depression level" and life quality, family income, fathers' closeness level.