- In a close manner.
- Finnish and Estonian are closely related languages.
- The borderline between East and West Berlin was very closely guarded.
- The chairs are too closely spaced.
all but, almost, as good as, barely, carefully, close, compactly, densely, firmly, hardly, heavily, heedfully, intently, just about, meticulously, mindfully, minutely, narrowly, near, nearly, nigh, nighhand, not quite, only just, pretty near, punctiliously, scrupulously, sharply, solidly, thick, thickly, thoughtfully, well-nigh
- The translations below need to be checked.