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Very near; nearby.‘her father lives quite close by’
- ‘It is one of the only churches in the region without a graveyard adjacent to it or close by.’
- ‘They now have five children and eight grandchildren, all living close by.’
- ‘He also warned that the centre could affect businesses who might not like the idea of having a recycling centre close by.’
- ‘Others living close by worked there as care assistants and nurses, or in the kitchens and as cleaners.’
- ‘She applied for an allotment close by in Camden, only to be told none would be available until 2007.’
- ‘Lyon International airport is also close by, and you can access the ski resorts very easily in winter.’
- ‘She thought it was her husband until she heard a voice muttering close by.’
- ‘I live in the city, I have all the restaurants and bars close by and there's a gym at the corner of my street.’
- ‘A number of items belonging to him are thought to have been found close by.’
- ‘Had the resident looked out of the window at that precise moment, they would have noticed a van parked close by.’
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