close (adv.)
safely, secretly, out of sight
1H4 II.iv.527[Prince Hal to Peto, of Falstaff's papers] What there is else keep close
2H4 I.ii.55[Falstaff to Page, of the Lord Chief Justice] Wait close; I will not see him
Ham II.i.118[Polonius to Ophelia] This must be known, which, being kept close, might move / More grief to hide
Ham IV.vii.128[Claudius to Laertes] keep close within your chamber
TN II.v.19[Maria to all] Close, in the name of jesting!
TNK II.v.6[Gaoler's Daughter alone, of Palamon] and there he shall keep close [i.e. stay hidden]
TS induction.1.125[Lord to Servingman, of the Page using an onion] in a napkin being close conveyed
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