close (adv.)
closely, staying near
1H4 II.ii.3[Prince Hal to Poins] Stand close! [i.e. hide]
1H4 II.ii.74[Poins to Prince Hal] stand close
1H4 II.ii.95[Poins to Prince Hal] Stand close
1H4 II.iv.213[Falstaff to all, of the robbers] But I followed me close
H8 II.i.55.1[Second Gentleman to First Gentleman, of Buckingham] Let's stand close, and behold him
Ham IV.v.75[Claudius to Horatio] Follow her close
MA III.iii.101[Borachio to Conrade] Stand thee close ... under this pent-house
Mac V.i.20[Gentlewoman to Doctor, of Lady Macbeth] Observe her; stand close
MM I.iv.67[Lucio to Isabella, of Angelo] he ... follows close the rigour of the statute
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