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(of two or more things) placed or occurring with little space in between.‘her eyes were too close-set for beauty’
close together, packed together, close-set, dense, tight, compactView synonyms
- ‘The emergence of primates, with their close-set eyes and stereoscopic vision, coincided with the appearance of flowering plants and the new host of insects that fed on them.’
- ‘In plan, the present building began life as a simple rectangular structure of three bays, with close-set studding on the ground floor and square panelling above.’
- ‘It was pale, and its ribs protruded like the rungs of a close-set ladder.’
- ‘The other looked less human than the rest - his limbs were too out of proportion, his eyes were too close-set and large.’
- ‘The massive structure, some 45 metres wide, was defined not by banks and ditches but by hundreds of close-set oak posts.’
- ‘In the freestanding mirror, Kenji could make out the monkey's close-set eyes peering unblinkingly at its own small, reddened face.’
- ‘Finally, upstage right a cluster of small, close-set houses like a typical Mediterranean village represents Ephesus.’
- ‘He looks at you with close-set yellow eyes without knowing what happened.’
- ‘This pleasing prodigality would be easier to browse if the columns of text were not so close-set.’
- ‘Shane was a serious sort of young man with close-set eyes and a curly page boy that was already thinning on top.’
- ‘Closer examination, however, reveals the loris's close-set eyes and the nails on its feet and hands.’
- ‘Butterflyfishes have small mouths filled with brushlike, close-set teeth.’
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