[ klohs-bahy ]
/ ˈkloʊsˈbaɪ /
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nearby; adjacent; neighboring.
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Origin of close-by
First recorded in 1620–30
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How to use close-by in a sentence
"It is a will," said Mr. Closeby, as he rolled out a sheet of parchment he had taken the precaution to bring.Tried for Her Life|Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth