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synonyms for close call

  • cliffhanger
  • close shave
  • close squeeze
  • close thing
  • hairbreadth escape
  • heart stopper
  • narrow escape
  • narrow squeak
  • near go
  • near miss
  • near squeak
  • near thing
  • photofinish
  • squeaker
  • tight squeeze
  • white-knuckler
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How to use close call in a sentence

Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
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On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
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Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
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It was close upon twelve o'clock, and the "Rooms" had been open to the public for two hours.
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In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.
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It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.
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He passed the latter part of his life in poverty, and towards the close of it, was confined in a madhouse.
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After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.
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"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
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“The British Raj is doomed,” she muttered, lowering her voice, and bringing her magnificent eyes close to his.
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WORDS RELATED TO CLOSE CALL

  • close call
  • close shave
  • narrow escape
  • shocker
  • spine-chiller
  • squeaker
  • thriller
  • white knuckle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.