closest closest  /ˈkloʊ səst/


  • (adv) (superlative of `near' or `close') within the shortest distance



  1. Giant asteroid sails past Earth

    A huge asteroid sailed safely past Earth Friday afternoon, making its closest approach to our planet for at least the next two centuries.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Washington D.C.

  2. Captive U.S. Chimps Get Some Long-Awaited Love

    As our closest relatives here on Earth, chimps hold a special place in human hearts. But for the past two decades, chimps have also held a special and unenviable place under U.S. law: They are the only species where captive individuals are not given the same protection as their wild peers. 
    on June 12, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News

  3. Junior Camp offers basics

    “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bedford Times-Mail


  1. "I've been on a long journey for the last four years," a tearful Mr. Donovan said afterward, an apparent reference to his marriage and divorce. "I'm shocked and so proud of our guys. People who know me the closest know how hard I've worked...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Donovan Source: Wall Street Journal (blog)

  2. "He was my closest and most valuable adviser while I served as president. I respected him and attempted in every way to remain in his good graces," Carter said. "He was a giant among legislators, and was courageous in espousing controversial...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Parkersburg News

  3. "I was surprised that Gregory Havret was the guy closest to me. No disrespect to Gregory, he's a great player, but when you have Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els obviously there, you're not expecting Gregory Havret to be the guy you've...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Graeme McDowell Source: The Associated Press

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