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Close-knit   /kloʊs-nɪt/   Listen

Held together as by social or cultural ties.  Synonym: closely knit.  "Close-knit little villages" , "The group was closely knit"

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"Close-knit" Quotes from Famous Books

... and labor fit, God's air on surface and in pit, Wealth for the soul, and mind, and body, And fellowship with the race, close-knit. ...
— Song-waves • Theodore H. Rand

... eager fingers grow The close-knit webs together drawn, Like some lone lily opening slow To meet the ...
— Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works • Kaalidaasa

... and doors were open and the baggy mosquito netting sagged away from the hot sun as the cool breeze whispered through its close-knit mesh. Outside, I could see the heifer and her mother lying in the shade of a tree on the far side of the stump-lot, and near the doorway the ducks and geese were sauntering about the grass and every now and then making sudden little rushes—as though they were trying to catch something. ...
— The Drama of the Forests - Romance and Adventure • Arthur Heming

... all this through Willard's eyes, or from a passing carriage, but now she would go herself, go perhaps every day. Her mother would let her. She would not understand, but she would let her, just as she had to-night. Judith could be part of the close-knit life of the school in the last two years there—the years that counted. The party was a test and her mother had met it favourably. That was why she was glad to go, as nearly as she understood. She did not know ...
— The Wishing Moon • Louise Elizabeth Dutton

... at the recollection of the spirit in which he had taken on the responsibility so vividly personified before him, a spirit of headlong wrath and revenge, and he came fervently to a realization and a resolve. He saw himself as part of a close-knit whole; he visioned, sharply, the Institution, complex, delicate, almost infinitely powerful for good or evil, not alone to those who composed it, but to the community to which it bore so subtle a relationship. And he resolved, with a determination ...
— The Clarion • Samuel Hopkins Adams

... his mountain home for a school in the distant city, he had grown to be a man to fill the heart of every lover of his race with pride. With his father's powerful frame and close-knit muscles, and the healthy life of the woods and hills leaping in his veins, his splendid body and physical strength were refined and dominated by the mind and spirit of his mother. His shaggy, red-brown hair was like his father's ...
— The Calling Of Dan Matthews • Harold Bell Wright

... clad with the grey armour; and below the armour a close-knit suit of special shaping and texture, to have the shape of the armour, and that I might not die by the cold of the Night Land. And I placed upon me a scrip of food and drink, that might keep the life within me for a great time, ...
— The Night Land • William Hope Hodgson

... makes the world into a Church. It is the message of Christianity to each of us. How do you stand to it? Do you hearken to the Spirit who is striving to convince you of these? Or do you gather yourselves together into an obstinate, close-knit unbelief, or a loose-knit indifference which is as impenetrable? Beware that you resist ...
— Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI • Alexander Maclaren

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