close company


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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.
Comparatively, we're life-travelers-come-lately, but we're only thankful to be admitted consistently into the close company of choice couples, some our age, others slightly older, and still others younger.
'It was a very tiring and technical race in close company with Antipodes.
Only five minutes of the second half had elapsed when James Stokes pounced on a loose pass between two Moseley players to race home from his own 22, despite keeping two backtracking defenders in close company. It was down the same channel Coventry landed their seventh try when a wonderful exchange of hands freed Jack Ram before scooping back inside for Tim Bitrim to inadvertently grubber over after withdrawing his hands from a low pass to touch down.
Only five minutes of the second half had elapsed when James Stokes pounced upon a loose pass between two Moseley players to race home from his own 22 despite keeping two back-tracking defenders in close company.
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.
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.