How To Use Closed In A Sentence

  • She tore her eyes from them for a moment to spy the bodhrán player in the tree, tapping out her rhythm with her eyes closed, not noticing the spy amongst them.
  • It might as well be closed, because in many American hospitals you're simply shooed from the windowsill after you've been nursed back to health (usually in 72 hours or less), and you're expected to "fly" on your own. Mark Lachs, M.D.: Care Transitions: The Hazards of Going In and Coming Out of the Hospital
  • When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
  • Along the rural lanes beyond Arambol, old farmhouses are enclosed in latticed palm shade.
  • They point out that, for customers, obsoleting an investment is not an ‘escape’ but a ‘closed door.’
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  • It was foreseen by us that the velodrome would be totally enclosed.
  • Helen closed the door behind the man, and said a silent prayer of thanks.
  • Instead, segregation has continued despite the fact that some of Oldham's most monocultural schools have been closed and merged since the riots, while others have been moved to different areas to seek a mixed intake. Oldham schools still polarised 10 years on from race riots
  • Each major area is enclosed by a large number of isoglosses representing differences in lexis, grammar, and phonology.
  • The clock stands on an oval marble base, enclosed by a glass dome.
  • Most, but not all, of the closed handle backsaws appear to be tenon saws while most, but not all, of the open handle backsaws appear to be dovetail saws.
  • The petticoat is very easy to make, too ... just cut the fabric to the right length (front & back piece), stitch sides, add lace at the bottom, sew a casing at the top for elastic & then add elastic & stitch opening closed! Year Around Feminine Fashions
  • A rain squall dimmed the ward, and he closed the two nearest windows. THE OPEN DOOR
  • The foil should be tightly closed with no gaps. Times, Sunday Times
  • Dr Dewes hoped the exhibition would be shown around the world once it closed in Christchurch in November.
  • They closed down after years of low profits.
  • When the polls closed for the day at 5.30 pm university officials said nearly 5,000 people had cast their votes.
  • If these canals cannot be unclogged, they should be closed.
  • Since 2001, areas north of Point Conception to an intersect with the Oregon coast has been closed to drift gillnet fishing from August 15th through November 15th in order to protect endangered leatherback and loggerhead sea turtles. Permit to Kill Pacific Sea Turtles and Whales Requested by Seafood Company
  • These cells, about 40 m in diameter and termed primary oocytes, are enclosed within a single layer of squamous cells, forming a primordial follicle.
  • And four dragger captains fined two thousand apiece for fishing redfish in closed waters. THE SHIPPING NEWS
  • But the slave, perceiving that the zamorin seemed inclined to deal favourably with them, went to the cady or chief priest of the Mahometans, and told him all that he had said to the zamorin, adding that the two Christians had disclosed all their secrets to the Portuguese. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 07
  • Even with my eyes closed, lying face down on the ground, all I could see was orange pumpkins.
  • It was such a good offer that I closed with him on the spot.
  • As soon as the door closed behind her I hurried to the dirty window in the front room and I watched as she walked down the street looking remarkably out of place in the drab surroundings in her bright green dress.
  • The cliffs closed in as the river swept round a bend, its waves slapping against vertical rocks.
  • Aviation regulators closed roughly 80% of European airspace during the Easter holiday, stranding millions of people and upending global commerce. Sky Wars: Europe Battles to Erase Borders in the Air
  • The valve can be adjusted from fully open to fully closed.
  • Some of the shops were closed but that's quite normal for a Thursday afternoon.
  • Once we got home, there was barely time to enjoy our presents. We had to go off to our grandparents' house for our annual Christmas dinner. As we drove down the highway through town, I noticed that the family was still there, standing outside the closed gas station.
  • The centre is now closed for the Christmas holidays.
  • I sucked and gargled and gulped my man down until his toes opened and closed and he started grabbing and clutching the sheets, moaning out my name. Deep Throat Diva
  • The palace is closed for restoration .
  • The office is closed at the weekend.
  • The dog snapped its jaws open and closed inches from Rae's face and he could smell the animal's fetid breath, choking him, causing him to gag.
  • Then with a flourish the hands closed the bag with thick leather thongs.
  • Heavy double doors closed with amplified loud scraping before a final crash as they came together and locked.
  • The landscape was well ordered with fields defined by hedges and ditches, trackways linking settlements, and unenclosed grazing areas beyond the more intensively used enclosed land.
  • Closed in terms of things being able to go on under the radar and away from the public glare. Times, Sunday Times
  • On Friday police had released closed-circuit television footage of two suspects at Cologne railway station.
  • Jamaerah was barefoot, wearing only a pair of ragged stonewashed jeans, playing an invisible guitar to “Put Your Lights On,” rocking out while coffee brewed, singing his heart out in perfect pitch, wings spread, eyes closed, and an expression of sheer ecstasy gracing his beautiful face. Surrender the Dark
  • The outer boundary of a closed figure usually defines its size.
  • to all intents and purposes the case is closed
  • The second is never to leave on the floor a closed loop of wire or string.
  • The programme which was apparently enclosed with that letter is a perplexing document.
  • The former Mr. Marvels site, already closed, will be the hub of the scheme where a water park with health and fitness amenities will be created on the cliff top under a huge transparent bubble.
  • So we struggled for another three weeks, until the schools closed in late December for almost two months of winter vacation.
  • In yesterday's closed-door meeting of the defense committee, lawmakers with the committee reached agreement after several hours' discussion on unfreezing the two budgets.
  • Phipps said that in the Internet world where the network truly is the computer, closed protocols have no place.
  • Some of the country is like England, undulating, rolling, well-cultivated fields, enclosed with pailings which overlap each other and would be awkwardish obstacles in a hunting country; but one misses, like abroad, the cattle -- we saw one or two stray cows, but little else. A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba
  • This answer, you'll see by the enclosed news paper, was unanimously voted to be not satisfactory to the Town, and the next day, on Mr. Hutchinson's sending into the Town Meeting an answer of the same purport, both his and ours were voted to be daringly affrontive to the Tea Leaves Being a Collection of Letters and Documents relating to the shipment of Tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company. (With an introduction, notes, and biographical notices of the Boston Tea Party)
  • The 1.1-acre site has access to a small bathing area and harbour enclosed by a concrete pier and a breakwater.
  • The second is to gain the knowledge and experience to maintain humans within equilibrium in a closed ecological system.
  • When Mr. Presby, from the roof of the conservatory, had noted the direction he took, he had closed the window, and called the boatman to assist him. In School and Out or, The Conquest of Richard Grant.
  • The agent of an undisclosed principal may also sue and be sued on the contract.
  • The system adopts vector control scheme of rate opening loop and magnetic linkage closed loop.
  • Shivering he slowed his breathing and closed his mind, retreating within himself in one of the meditation rituals.
  • The hotel is closed during low season, i.e. from October to March.
  • Their sleep was eased by the sound of water and the steady shuffle of hooves, the night closed in around them, drawing the light from the fire until it was glowing embers.
  • The macrostructures disclosed the presence of equiaxed grains as well as areas of mixed grain structure.
  • He finally reached Bear Dooley's half-closed office door, which was burdened with numerous layers of thick brown paint. THE X FILES 3: GROUND ZERO
  • The extract inclosed, which is taken from an official publication of the Belgian Government, and the extract from an official statement by the Belgian Minister of War, prove that the Belgian Government had never connived, or been willing to connive, at the breach of the treaty that made the maintenance of Belgian neutrality an international obligation. The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol. 1, January 9, 1915 What Americans Say to Europe
  • As for the hot sammies, I liked the ‘New York-style’ tuna melt, which isn't open-faced (as I had hoped), but rather a ‘closed’ round sandwich, well grilled.
  • Schools throughout Cumbria had to be closed after sustaining damage to building fabric.
  • A simple single-storey pavilion is enclosed by folded concertina walls and roof, prompting irresistible comparisons with origami.
  • Among the small knot of people waiting for it, I was the only outsider; an interloper at a closed get-together.
  • Many small farms were indeed still let to some cottagers at rack-rent, which cottages had the right of commonage, guaranteed to them in their leases; but afterwards the commons were enclosed, and no recompense was made to the tenants by the landlords. The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria
  • Kate closed her eyes in ecstasy at the thought of a cold drink.
  • At this point in the economic cycle, they are piling up like used tires: debt-sacked college kids who can't get jobs, foreclosed homeowners, failed small-business owners, pink-slipped employees, millions suddenly ejected from the middle class and now a couple Republican candidates who won't be our next president. Occupy Mitt Romney!
  • A chain-link fence, topped with razor wire, enclosed the complex, which consisted of a large barnlike structure adjacent to a smaller adobe residence. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shock Treatment
  • The conference closed with a short speech by the organizer.
  • George Huguely V, 23, of Chevy Chase, was scheduled to appear at Monday's hearing over closed-circuit television. Huguely hearing postponed
  • Two visitors at a time can poke their heads into his inflatable textile construction, sharing the air they breathe in the enclosed pod-like space.
  • It had been 40 years since the company closed the railway, but now there was again an echo in the wilderness, as the whistle blew once more.
  • Wade stepped inside and closed the inner door behind him.
  • -- _A_, young embryo of _Funaria_, still enclosed within the base of the archegonium, × 300. Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses
  • He then left for a flat at an undisclosed location. Times, Sunday Times
  • There have been deals cut behind closed doors that are going to provide benefits for individual senators and their states, whether it's Vermont, Nebraska, or Florida," Chambliss grumped. Healthcare reform passes, freakout continues - poli
  • He closed his eyes and allowed himself one final rest before he attempted to move again.
  • In this season of strikes — mostly against proposed pension reform — we've seen the Eiffel Tower closed to visitors and Metro train interiors reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch paintings. It's Lights, Camera, Strike in France
  • I lay in the bed with my eyes still closed but my mind was awake listening to the sound of the breeze blowing through the leaves of the coconut tree near my room window.
  • ‘It's not what you'd want as a player,’ said Barry Ferguson, meaning the closed-doors match rather than the pyrotechnics.
  • The extent of the deal is undisclosed, but there was an asking price of £300,000 for the freehold.
  • The headmistress informed us that the school would be closed for one day next week.
  • Concerns have been raised that deals involving public money could be agreed behind closed doors and given to favoured companies. Times, Sunday Times
  • KING: A year ago, as we saw some of it in that piece, the vice president was the one who directed the government's response from a minute-by-minute basis back at the White House -- today, the vice president back in what we became so familiar with in the days after last September 11, what we call a secure and undisclosed location. CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2002
  • Mr Fournier will spend around three hours ascending in an enclosed lightweight gondola before deflating the balloon and parachuting back to earth in six minutes and 25 seconds.
  • ‘I wish I could be like you,’ she croaked, her eyes half-closed with unshed tears.
  • The biggest laugh is that after all this tooing and frowing, paperwork, negotiation and time spent the offence still has to be recorded and then closed UNDETECTED as no CJ disposal is recorded. Complete Utter Shambles « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • The opening at one end of the shrine is closed not by the paneled doors characteristic of temples but by a pair of low gates carved to represent wickerwork and surmounted by a row of inverted dentils.
  • As they closed a hatch, a dozen of men appeared on the platform, but their blasters could not do any harm to the metal shell of the vehicle.
  • I closed my eyes, push-up bras today have just become outrageous on how much they push.
  • She closed that chapter in her life, came to New York, studied filmmaking at NYU, and made several short films.
  • Spot prices for degummed soybean oil in Argentina closed at $1,136.47 a ton on Nov. 4, the highest price since August 2008. BusinessWeek.com -- Top News
  • The two kitchens housing cooking material inside the hospital have also been closed.
  • Even when, by the elasticity of the flesh, that cavity closed up some, it closed up on organs that had been gelatinized, literally turned to viscosity. A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set
  • A key was enclosed in the envelope.
  • The foreign office budget has been halved since 2010, with embassies closed or downsized. Times, Sunday Times
  • At each fighting session, the animals are paired off against each other in a small pit or arena, enclosed by plywood or galvanised walls.
  • Sometimes indeed their young warriors closed in with us, and were as often vanquished; but they never failed to repay us fourfold from a safe distance. Life in the Rocky Mountains
  • She closed her eyes tightly in a vain attempt to hold back the tears.
  • The "closed end" label reflects the fact that these funds don't continually issue new shares, as conventional open-end funds do. Pros and Cons of Closed-End Funds
  • However, open and closed wagons are available for the carriage of bicycles and can be marshalled into a train as required.
  • Return the enclosed Donation Form today in the prepaid envelope provided.
  • Our favourite restaurant was closed, so we had to go elsewhere.
  • I must also challenge his assertion that most businesses are closed at weekends. Times, Sunday Times
  • As in an authentic Moroccan riad, the home encompasses an enclosed court-yard with a shaded arcade for lounging.
  • He closed the door and wabbled swiftly down the long drab hall of the “railroad flat,” evidently trying to walk straight. Our Mr. Wrenn
  • The officials there closed the airport and waved off all incoming flights to the nearby island.
  • Schools are closed and thousands of health workers are fleeing the country. Times, Sunday Times
  • Lastly, this is the simplest transition yet disclosed from the succinyl to furfural grouping, being effected by a regulated proportion of oxygen, and under conditions of reaction which may be described as of the mildest. Researches on Cellulose 1895-1900
  • Roed-Larsen, a veteran of Middle East crises, said after the closed door meeting that the region is at a critical juncture. US: Hezbollah, Syria, Iran Threaten Lebanon's Stability
  • She has closed herself off - sneering at the young lovers, ignoring the footboy and the beggar.
  • The shutters were closed and the drapes were drawn too, so the room, which smelled strongly of something like camphorated oil, was lit only by a lamp at the side of the bed. The Count's Blackmail Bargain
  • Mike closed his eyes and bowed his head, resting it on his interlaced fingers. HIDING FROM THE LIGHT
  • Filler rods and wire reels, when not in use, must be kept in closed packets and containers and stored in a dry place at a uniform temperature.
  • The law has also been changed so that private broadcasters are obliged to play the anthem when they come on air and at closedown, as is already the case for state-run TV and radio. Cumpulsory Anthem Law Hits Wrong Note in Kyrgyzstan
  • Above all, the female body was assumed to be moulded, enclosed: all openings sealed, all passage denied.
  • The vessel set sail late Tuesday for an undisclosed destination, the news agency said.
  • She closed that chapter in her life, came to New York, studied filmmaking at NYU, and made several short films.
  • The centre of the city was walled and, with its water and food supply enclosed, could have withstood a long siege.
  • One by one they closed or merged with a fund that had a broader remit. Times, Sunday Times
  • I closed the door quickly against the odour of rot and decay it emitted. FOLLOW THE SHARKS
  • There was a muted boom as the Captain closed and dogged the ships inner lock shut behind us.
  • He knelt inside a globe of pale fire, his face lifted to the chains, his eyes closed.
  • A closed portal requires users to authenticate before they get access.
  • Their purpose was to weaken the closed shop and to outlaw secondary picketing.
  • He walked past that area, following the still muffled voices towards the closed conference room door at the far end.
  • But there was enclosed with it a further copy of the draft of the proposed order that it sought from him.
  • He grabbed the controls, closed the throttles, and dove through that hole in the clouds, and landed.
  • Angiospermae by Paul Hermann in 1690, as the name of that one of his primary divisions of the plant kingdom, which included flowering plants possessing seeds enclosed in capsules, in contradistinction to his Gymnospermae, or flowering plants with achenial or schizo-carpic fruits -- the whole fruit or each of its pieces being here regarded as Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1
  • He was accused of treachery and was summoned to a closed meeting with the leaders of his group.
  • The factory was closed for failing to comply with government safety regulations.
  • The road was partly closed for about four hours as police and 100 firefighters helped the victims. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Judge reserved his final decision and has informed the newspaper that decision will be disclosed today.
  • I felt scorches on my arms, and I saw shadowy fingers enclosed around my forearms.
  • One American, who obviously didn't want to join the queues, was fined 10,000 korunas when he tried driving across one of the closed bridges.
  • The result, across the nation: Teachers are being laid off and new hiring frozen, after-school programs cut, so called "noncritical" subjects like history eliminated, schools closed, and tuitions hiked at state colleges and universities. Archive 2008-12-01
  • Now you can fasten the button and the zip will stay closed. The Sun
  • Directly opposite him, on the other side of the enclosed space, were two doors, exactly alike and side by side.
  • As shown in Figure 10, a dotted line with a closed, unfilled arrow means realization (or implementation); as we saw in Figure 4, a solid arrow line with a closed, unfilled arrow means inheritance.
  • He spent the afternoon in a deck-chair, with closed eyes, dozing brokenly most of the time, and in the evening went early to bed. Chapter 46
  • Against this, however, stood the successful isolation of the political resistance organizations and the overwhelmingly closed nature of the different social milieux inherited from the Weimar period.
  • The lab is a windowless room with a blackout curtain puffed over the closed door, and when the lights are turned off, it's completely dark.
  • As it went on it became clear that much of the supposedly secret information disclosed by the defendants was already in the public domain. Times, Sunday Times
  • He closed his fist around the cross dangling from the necklace at her throat.
  • it was a closed area of employment
  • She could hardly bear to look on the livid face, the closed eyes, the thin dilated nostrils, and the painful expression of powerlessness that met her sight. The Semi-Attached Couple
  • Isabel's small hands closed over Peter's as they pressed the silver knife into the crenellated cake. THE WHITE DOVE
  • And one particular day when I was particularly tired, she was talking, and my eyes closed, and the next thing was, bang!
  • Swifts jinked and swooped in the enclosed space with the grace of dolphins.
  • This singular rhodomontade is enclosed in a letter to a friend of Rob Rob Roy
  • Stayed with a friend in Keelung and "partied" there in a music bar on Wednesday night in what must surely be the deadest large city on the whole island: on Wednesday night the bars were mostly closed. Traveling....
  • The scuppers, or the devices to allow the water to drain off the decks have been opened - they're normally in a closed position.
  • A champion of privatization, he's been holding closed-door meetings with moderate Democrats in the hopes of forging a compromise.
  • In general, these two closed chains are linked catenanes, and the type of linkage reflects a topological property of the original substrate.
  • Her propeller shaft was fouled and she was dragging her anchor, so Endurance, some 25 miles away when the call went out, closed in at top speed to act as on-scene commander.
  • The small figure looking out the window moved back and closed the shades tightly.
  • Overlooking Hollybush to the north is a huge prehistoric earthwork, no doubt associated with the more complex one on the Herefordshire Beacon, but largely enclosed by thick, hanging woods. Country diary: Malvern Hills
  • I refuse to try on something like that,’ she squinched her eyes closed and made a cross with her fingers and giggled.
  • On Wall Street, stocks closed at their second highest level today.
  • The ball fell to Andy van der Meyde at the far post of the German goal, but before he could perform the necessary soft-shoe shuffle that would have enabled him to tee-up a shot, a German defender had closed him down.
  • Extend tax credit for electricity produced from wind and closed - loop biomass; provide credits for open-loop biomass facilities and coal-biomass cofiring; and provide credits for methane from certain landfills -91 -976 Fact Sheet On The Climate Change Technology Initiative
  • In some of the open squares of Cuzco, ricocheting lines seem to lead from box to box, while in others the arrangement of lines is a little sharper, denser and more closed, like an outlined star.
  • To a three-card set with two jokers you could add any two of the three missing suits, releasing one of the jokers and forming a closed four-card set.
  • It'd be better for a place like this to remain closed.
  • Parts of the Via Appia Antica are closed to traffic on Sundays, and the stretch running south from the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, lined with crumbling graves and tall umbrella pines, and parallel to an aqueduct, is one of the finer archaeological walks in the world. The Road from Ravenna
  • Once we got home, there was barely time to enjoy our presents. We had to go off to our grandparents' house for our annual Christmas dinner. As we drove down the highway through town, I noticed that the family was still there, standing outside the closed gas station.
  • Now you can fasten the button and the zip will stay closed. The Sun
  • The yard had been enclosed with iron railings.
  • Schools are closed and thousands of health workers are fleeing the country. Times, Sunday Times
  • Flashbangs produced an incredibly bright light—approximately two million candela, which even with eyes closed would cause a bleaching of the rhodopsin, the visual purple in the eye, creating the spots and temporary blindness most people have experienced and referred to as the flashbulb effect. State of the Union
  • A energy absorbing structure is disclosed for the purpose of protecting human occupants of a vehicle from the damaging effects of sudden accelerative or decelerative forces by means of plastic deformation of the structure.
  • This newly synthesized molecule is the smallest member of the family of closed-cage carbon molecules known as fullerenes.
  • Celebes has lately been successful, and the _campong_, where every hut was closed for a year in consequence of the local Rajah forcing his people to join in his insurrection, has at last been re-opened, though under a guard of Dutch and Malay troops. Through the Malay Archipelago
  • As of mid-December 2003, there were scholastic chess events scheduled in Seattle, for February 2004, that were already fully booked and closed to new registrants.
  • As Franklin the day before had felt, so he now felt, the intolerableness of his woe; and, as with Franklin, the waves closed over his head. Franklin Kane
  • The prisoners were filed off to the seaports and crowded into cattle-wagons, the awnings of which, hermetically closed, let in no breath of air.
  • A guy made a dash for the train door and the door almost closed but he pried it open.
  • It was the doctor's assistant who explained I had a skin condition called dehiscence, which means wounds tend to not stay closed. Women Among Us: Terry Galloway
  • It is cropped close to the low-pitched gable roof of a ranch house where a mysterious figure enclosed in the oval medallion floats by.
  • The window was unclosed by someone.
  • Lifting his lashes, Ridge looked at her through half-closed eyes. Western Man
  • To guarantee an S. R.O crowd for their execution, Duvalier ordered all businesses closed and schools let out; backland peasants were trucked into Port-au-Prince. Ferentz LaFargue: Edwidge Danticat's Immigrant Artist at Work
  • Theatres were closed during the Commonwealth.
  • Other chapters, conversely, are likely to be concluded or closed only at the last minute since they touch upon core vested interests of current and aspirant member states.
  • Plus, of course, they wanted a penalty for non-payment since I'd closed the bank account that paid off the balance each month.
  • When the hatch cover was closed the fire was smouldering in the dunnage, most likely the carpet, and the vessel sailed from Constanza in that condition.
  • I know hardly anything about climate models: anything involving fluid mechanics is pretty much a closed book to me. Climate Bet Details, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The report also disclosed evidence of more people leaving the party. Times, Sunday Times
  • And at eight o'clock in the evening, every single one of those eateries is closed. Just Back from the Emerald City
  • I was waiting in the twilight semi-darkness, yawning, eyes half closed, and basically looking like a zombie.
  • For farmyard manure and slurry the closed period runs from August to November.
  • Erica pleaded, tears streaming from her closed eyes, making thin watery tracks down her pale cheeks.
  • He closed his eyes and a gust of wind blew upward drying him.
  • Now it has been rescued following a management buyout for an undisclosed amount of money.
  • Jumburrito, like many places in Odessa, is closed on Sunday evenings. In search of West Texas asado | Homesick Texan
  • It startled the three spellbound students when Dan took a step backwards into their small closed circle.
  • an enclosed porch
  • Shops, businesses and offices were closed in Gangtok and neighboring areas, the resident said. Magnitude 6.8 quake in India, several dead

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