close by (someone or something)

idiom

: at a short distance away from (someone or something)
Don't worry: if anything happens I'll be (standing) close by you.
The accident happened close by our house.

Examples of close by (someone or something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, the short window of comfortable, dry weather will come to a close by Friday night into Saturday as chances for rain return to the Bay Area. Gerry Díaz, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2023 The majority of ski resorts in the Lower 48 close by mid-April, effectively ending the season for most skiers. Cassidy Randall, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The spokesperson notes the second season gave the show a natural close by wrapping up the central characters's respective arcs, and the streamer is proud of the efforts made by the show's producers, cast and crew. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 7 Apr. 2023 This forces you to install the camera close by a power outlet or string along an extension cable to reach the device. Tom Price, Popular Mechanics, 15 Mar. 2023 An excavator was parked close by, ready to dig more graves. Valerie Hopkins Nanna Heitmann, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2023 The tailoring services center at 500 Hanover Pike in Carroll County will close by April 4, according to a notice filed with the Maryland Department of Labor by Joseph A. Bank Manufacturing Co. Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, 3 Feb. 2023 Most minimoons take place right after the wedding, and to a destination close by. Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 2 Feb. 2023 In a family video, a young girl blew out four candles on a birthday cake, her father standing close by in the warm glow of a yellow kitchen. Isabel Coles, WSJ, 19 Jan. 2023

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“Close by (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/close%20by%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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