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close company

(kləʊs)
n
(Commerce) Brit a company under the control of its directors or fewer than five independent participants. Also called: closed company
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They had stopped when the coach stopped, and they kept close company with it.
Those who fell in close company with books become the world's big heroes.
I love my three kids dearly, and if truth be known, would like to freeze them at the ages they are so I can enjoy their close company for longer.
He said: "To be in close company with someone like Jan Zelezny is really special.
Sydney is distressed to leave her school friends and the shop, exchanging them for a new school, a cramped flat, and the close company of her moody adolescent sister.
9 has sat on the bench 12 times during his first Wasps campaign since joining the club from Gloucester, and at the Stade Felix Mayol he kept close company with his hand-warmers and tracksuit for the full 80 minutes.
After almost being possessed by one at age nine, she has worked hard to protect herself by projecting an aura of disbelief and heightening this protection by keeping close company with other unbelievers.
Pascual Fonte has obtained excellent results during its time as sales manager for Spain and Portugal, two countries where he has been able to position VSN as an innovative, quality and close company," said Mario DE[degrees]az, global sales director atVSN.
Andrew Dally described the second day, a 24 nautical mile course; windward from Shark Island to Long Reef, around a mark and return to the Watsons Bay finish line: "The Harbour was lovely and we got to North Head in close company with St George Midnight Rambler, but there was lump left over from yesterday and the sea was a bit confused offshore so it was a bit challenging.
Advanced was chosen because of the strong functionality and integration capabilities of its solutions, as well as being a close company fit for ABP.
These single-seater race cars, powered by identical engines, are all very similar in performance, so you can expect packs of cars in close company, with the winner always in doubt.
Posting some impressive times and running in fairly close company with the Bentley of 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith, Ahmad's trademark consistency shone through.