close by


: at a short distance away
Don't worry: if anything happens I'll be (standing) close by.
They're building a school close by.

Examples of close by in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Carr was sitting close by, blowing oxygen from a tank into the baby’s face. Amy Brittain, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Winter barley may also be desirable for craft breweries that have started emphasizing local ingredients and who want something grown close by. Melina Walling, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2023 In the next scene, a delighted Lily holds hands with Dana and Margaux, with Lauren close by. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 Including police officers in the teams can allow for social workers to intervene in scenarios where there is more potential for danger, Visser-Pardee said Friday, giving them a chance to head off a problem without resorting to an arrest while still having backup close by. Grant Lancaster, Arkansas Online, 4 Nov. 2023 It must be reassuring to have someone close by who can teach you new things. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 1 Nov. 2023 As people began to move to the exits, Beer and her friend went to their car, which was close by in the VIP parking area. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 9 Oct. 2023 But on this night, the danger felt awfully close by. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 Thousands of travelers had been affected by the standoff and hundreds were put up at hotels close by. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 5 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Close by.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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