closely knit

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Adj.1.closely knit - held together as by social or cultural ties; "a close-knit family"; "close-knit little villages"; "the group was closely knit"
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"
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So the young pair shook hands upon it, and then paced happily on again, feeling that their pleasant home was more homelike because they hoped to brighten other homes, believing that their own feet would walk more uprightly along the flowery path before them, if they smoothed rough ways for other feet, and feeling that their hearts were more closely knit together by a love which could tenderly remember those less blest than they.
We had a comfortable life and were a closely knit family.
Announcing the initiative at a gathering of 200 club representatives and officials at Teesside University last week, NYSD president Chris West said: "We have always prided ourselves in the NYSD as being a closely knit family of clubs who strive to enhance and add value to the communities in which we are involved.
As the name suggests, division entails dividing into pieces plants with closely knit roots.
His Majesty emphasised the importance of building on landmark national achievements and a closely knit nation.
At night, from their side-by-side beds, they would chant their blessing poem, "Good night / God bless you / Have sweet dreams / See you tomorrow." Kim observes, "We shared a room and a life as almost twins." But long after Bret's death, a friend of their father recalls Williams saying, "I love all my children, but there is one who is myself--and that's Kim"; readers also discover another clue into at least one aspect of the suicide: "My brother grew up in a house where he was not the son presumed by our father to inherit the kingdom." So, as in all closely knit families, the suicide of one member haunts the others forever.
Angelika Storz-Chakarji, the German ambassador to Qatar said, "This broad interest in the May Ball, shows how closely knit the ties within the business community in Doha are.
Global Banking News-June 6, 2012--Eurozone nations could create more closely knit banking system(C)2012 ENPublishing -
Cueto's view is that the squad will become more closely knit as a result of the furore and that France might feel the backlash when the sides meet in the World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.
Make no mistake, fans of gruesome crimes and stomach-churning detail will not be disappointed here, but the reader is also drawn into the closely knit and comforting world of Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus.
"I've had quite a few from people I know in the game because, despite what some might think, it's quite closely knit.
EoACA[pounds sterling]IEoACAOm delighted to be back at EFC, it is a closely knit and ambitious team, and IEoACAOll be working once again with Ted Littlechild who continues in his role of sales director.