Associations to the word «Closely»
CLOSELY, adverb. In a close manner.
CLOSELY, adverb. (obsolete) secretly; privately
CLOSELY HELD, adjective. Of a corporation or other business, owned by a small number of people, and not having shares of ownership sold via a stock exchange or other public market.
CLOSELY, adverb. In a close relation or position in time or space; "the onsets were closely timed"; "houses set closely together"; "was closely involved in monitoring daily progress".
CLOSELY, adverb. In an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard".
CLOSELY, adverb. In a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned".
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.