hold close

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Verb1.hold close - hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
cuddle, draw close, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle, nest - move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
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For the present we part, nor must we be seen to hold close conversation I must order the hall for his judgment-seat.''
Memories AS the bright silver moon climbs high Once more into the black velvet sky I walk alone, along the golden sands And wonder why you said goodbye For in my hand I hold the ring That once went on your finger In my heart I hold memories Of when we were happy together So why, my sweet angel of the night Did you say goodbye to me As I lie here all alone My heart is slowly dying For the only thing I have left of you To hold close to me Is the silver heart shaped locket You wore so gracefully Every time we were together
And the core measures remain "firmly around 2 per cent." As long as the core measures hold close to 2%, a firm total CPI should not be interpreted as hawkish for the BoC policy outlook.
"We parted ways amicably and we've all moved on - it's a club that I hold close to my heart."
They also hold close to 85 percent of the bad loans in the sector.
He asked different departments to hold close contacts to avoid flood threats.
South Korea will "fully abide by the armistice agreement and hold close consultations with related countries such as the United States and China to dispel any attempt by North Korea to nullify the armistice agreement, Cho said.
Home to regulars and newcomers who are linked only by the location and brief encounters with each other, The Beach Hut tells the tales of the lives of the owners who grow up, move away and return to the place they hold close to their hearts every summer.
Not all parts are candidates for flashless molding, according to the literature, but the company feels its ability to hold close tolerances and utilize quality mold designs allows it to add value to many types of compression, transfer and injection molding applications.