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  • as inbeside
  • as inalmost

synonyms for close upon

  • essentially
  • around
  • practically
  • roughly
  • approximately
  • most
  • much
  • virtually
  • about
  • relatively
  • about to
  • in effect
  • just about
  • substantially
  • well-nigh
  • nigh
  • all but
  • as good as
  • bordering on
  • close to
  • for all practical purposes
  • for the greatest part
  • in the neighborhood of
  • in the vicinity of
  • near to
  • not far from
  • not quite
  • on the brink of
  • on the edge of
  • on the point of
  • on the verge of
  • pretty near
  • within sight of
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How to use close upon in a sentence

It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
Other things being equal, the volume of voice used measures the value that the mind puts upon the thought.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In the year of misery, of agony and suffering in general he had endured, he had settled upon one theory.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He turned his eyes upon her; but no sympathy was in their beams; no belief in the semblance of her tears.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
His 6,000 native auxiliaries (as it proved later on) could not be relied upon in a civil war.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
All our intelligent students will insist upon learning what they can of these discussions and forming opinions for themselves.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
This city stands upon almost two equal parts on each side the river that passes through.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
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