very close quarters

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  • The reason being that both these animals are usually shot at very close quarters whilst they are moving rapidly. Cited from Here, There And Everywhere, by Hamilton
  • They were in very close quarters as a ship's kitchen is not the largest room in the world. Cited from Billy Whiskers' Adventures, by Frances Trego Montgomery
  • We were at very close quarters, as it is necessary to pass under high ground as the harbour is entered. Cited from Tracks of a Rolling Stone by Henry J. Coke
  • We sit at little tables, but at very close quarters with each other, and we smile at them and they at us. Cited from A Student in Arms, by Donald Hankey
  • About five years ago I had the opportunity of witnessing at very close quarters the working of an unemployment scheme on an industrial basis. Cited from Essays in Liberalism, by Various
  • You live in very close quarters with your host and hostess and fellow guests, and must therefore be particularly on your guard against being selfish or out of humor. Cited from Etiquette, by Emily Post
  • To get the mystery of vitality reduced to the atom is getting it in very close quarters, but it is a very big mystery still. Cited from The Breath of Life, by John Burroughs
  • The greater part of the horses were stampeded by the firing, and the enemy's riflemen were found to be at very close quarters. Cited from The Great Boer War, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I had had no doubt of that since I had one day seen him at very close quarters in the Louvre, where he was inspecting some recently hung, decorative paintings. Cited from Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth,G. Brandes
  • It was very close quarters, and besides that, the sausages were suspended to smoke in the chimney, which was by no means entertaining, and the time passed slowly. Cited from Grimm's Fairy Stories, by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  • He had gone to shoot the beasts with a well-known Rajah, and it had chanced he came upon a magnificent creature at very close quarters and had shot it on sight. Cited from Three Weeks, by Elinor Glyn
  • To learn the manner in which the child D'Avenant and his brothers came to know Shakespeare is to approach the dramatist through oral tradition at very close quarters. Cited from Shakespeare and the Modern Stage, by Sir Sidney Lee
  • Montague Nevitt was aware that that mountain of a man, with his six feet four of muscular humanity, fairly cowed and overawed him at such very close quarters. Cited from What's Bred In the Bone, by Grant Allen
  • It is not over 25 inches in length, making rather a huge double-edged vicious knife than a saber; but it is terrible for cut and thrust work at very close quarters. Cited from A Day In Old Athens, William Stearns Davis
  • Finally, the plan was adopted of storming breaches, to permit of which breaching batteries would be thrown up at very close quarters, after which, a favorable time being chosen, the place would be carried by storm. Cited from China, by Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • Some good sportsmen insist on the advantage, for shooting at very close quarters, of cleaving a conical bullet nearly down to its base, into four parts; these partly separate, and make a fearful wound. Cited from The Art of Travel, by Francis Galton
  • It was not that she was any less beautiful at the very close quarters imposed by the limits of the dressing-room; but he felt that in falling in love with her he had undertaken a contract a little too large for one of his quiet, diffident nature. Cited from A Man of Means, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • What a trip was that descent of the Loire from Roanne to Briare in the same boat and "at very close quarters between the queen-mother and the cardinal!" says Bassompierre. Cited from A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times, V.5 of 6, by Guizot