THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Close’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Close’ as a verb.

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She almost ran out of the room, and as soon as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

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She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest for some amusement.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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