CLOSELY (_comparative_ CLOSELIER _or_ MORE CLOSELY, _superlative_ CLOSELIEST _or_ MOST CLOSELY)
* In a close manner.
_Finnish and Estonian are CLOSELY related languages._
_The borderline between East and West Berlin was very CLOSELY guarded._
_The chairs are too CLOSELY spaced._
* (obsolete) secretly; privately
That nought she did but wayle, and often steepe / Her dainty couch with tears which CLOSELY she did weepe.