close at hand


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close in space

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close in time

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Tarzan pushed Numa forward until his head was almost in the aperture, then as though it were an afterthought, he turned quickly and, taking the machine gun from the parapet, placed it in the bottom of the hole close at hand, after which he turned again to Numa, and with his knife quickly cut the garters that held the bags upon his front paws.
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.
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.
Disturbed by the noise so close at hand, there arose from his sleep in a near-by thicket Numa, the lion.
But the preoccupation of his mind so hindered him from planning any walk, or taking heed of the objects he passed, that his first consciousness of being near the Weir, was derived from the sound of the falling water close at hand.
For all his struggling and plashing, he could understand that they had lost their way, and had wandered back to the point from which they started; that they were all but looking on, while he was drowned; that they were close at hand, but could not make an effort to save him; that he himself had shut and barred them out.
Everything looked as if a civil war were close at hand.
The Jewish money-changers have their dens close at hand, and all day long are counting bronze coins and transferring them from one bushel basket to another.
But at that very instant a cloud of smoke spread all round, firing was heard quite close at hand, and a voice of naive terror barely two steps from Prince Andrew shouted, "Brothers
Each one knows when things go wrong, They give encouragement to make the other strong, It's great to have a friend close at hand, Just a call or text away and they will understand.
15 Southwell SP forecast 11-8 Improving with racing and indicated his turn was close at hand when touched off in a similar race over course and distance last time, when sticking at his task and pulling six lengths clear of the rest.
Act quickly for the last breath before death is close at hand.