- lying in the near future or vicinity; nearby or imminent.
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Examples from the Web for close-at-hand
I was not in the least cast down at this long-range estimate, since I had become quite used to close-at-hand ridicule.The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure
Edward Hooker Dewey