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closely secretly, privately: “go closely in with me,” KING JOHN, iv. 1. 133 ; “to keep her closely at my cell,” ROMEO AND JULIET, v. 3. 254 ; “we have closely sent for Hamlet hither,” HAMLET, iii. 1. 29.

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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 3.1
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