close out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v close out terminate "We closed out our account"
    • v close out terminate by selling off or disposing of "He closed out his line of sports cars"
    • v close out make impossible, especially beforehand
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
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    “Some faults are so closely allied to qualities that it is difficult to weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.”
  • Russel H. Conwell
    Russel H. Conwell
    “Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.”

Usage

In literature:

Close upon these thoughts came the jingling of the field officer's sword, and the turn out of the guard.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
She came close to him while he poured it out.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
When she went out and closed the door, Mary could only stand waiting, a plain little thing, twisting her thin hands together.
"The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
She went to the parlor windows and closed them with jerks, then she blew out the lamp.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
With his face close to the glass he could make out the dark wall of the forest.
"The Courage of Marge O'Doone" by James Oliver Curwood
Suppose a wash-out plug blew out or a blow-off cock broke off or would not close, what should be done?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
Carroll went out of the room and closed the door behind him.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Closing his eyelids did not shut it out.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
She reached out one little bony hand, clutched Jerome's poor jacket, and pulled him close.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
With trembling fingers, Barbara broke the seal, and took out the closely written sheet.
"Flower of the Dusk" by Myrtle Reed
Breathlessly, she slipped out of the back door, and closed it softly behind her.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
At that moment a manly voice, which she at once recognized, rang out close beside her.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
He cannot draw close to people near at hand so he gets hold of a name out of a newspaper and his mind plays with it.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
He stepped out of the room and closed the door behind him.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
Woods heard him and came out into the brightening morning, drawing the door closed behind him.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
As the door closed upon her, Della stepped through the open window, and passed out upon the balcony.
"The Brother Clerks" by Xariffa
But young Frank Marquette had stepped out to meet him and had closed the door.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
He stretched out his arms, and they closed about the slim form.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
She closed the casement to shut out the bright, clear sunlight, and the merry voices of her children, before she sat down to think.
"Cobwebs and Cables" by Hesba Stretton
He closed the book, returned it, and walked out.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
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In poetry:

But ever the wind rides on,
And we sit close within;
Out of the face of the dawn,
I and my darling,--sin.
"The Wraith" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
The hounds close in, the saints press out,
And you are crushed between,
What will you do, John Henry,
With none to intervene?
"Ballad Of A New Villon" by Benjamin Musser
I'll not weep, because the summer's glory
Must always end in gloom;
And, follow out the happiest story—
It closes with a tomb!
"Stanzas" by Emily Jane Bronte
"Are we entombed?" they seem to ask,
For the shaft is closed, and no
Escape have they to God's bright day
From out the night below.
"The Hartley Calamity" by Joseph Skipsey
Till Life's evening closed around thee,
Thy great love remained the same,
Then from out the Land of Spirits
Silently the summons came.
"Federic Douglass" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
To dare all for a woman's smile
Or breathe one's heart out in a rose--
Such trifles now are out of style,
The scented manuscript must close.
"To Clara Morris" by Edwin Carty Ranck

In news:

Cougars off to Big Apple to close out Coaches vs Cancer Classic.
Knights close out with win.
White, Keystone Heights Close Out HS FB Season With Wins.
The Bryan football team will close out their season Friday night against College Park at Merrill Green Stadium.
Knox County residents agree to close out Sheriff's Office pension plan, create new one.
West Virginia defense can't close out TCU.
(AP) — Given several late opportunities to close out TCU, West Virginia's beleaguered defense did what has done all season — it gave up big plays.
The College Station Cougars closed out their first season of high school football with a 63-0 win over the Wharton JV Thursday night at Cougar Field.
Clippers close out Grizzlies in season opener.
Cedric O'Neal and the Valdosta State football team close out the regular season against Texas A&M-Kingsville tonight at 7:30 pm at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
No 24 Blazers close out regular season tonight.
With dozens of awards and accolades under his belt, Brad Paisley was the perfect person to lead the charge in closing out the the pre-taped 'CMA Music Festival' special on Monday.
The Tigers' current plan is to give rookie Bruce Rondon a chance to be the team's close out of spring training.
Texas A&M University-Commerce head men's basketball coach Sam Walker sits on the verge of a pair of impressive coaching milestone as the Lions head into a three-game road trip to close out the 2012 calendar season.
"We have closed out the Patel case," Cecala said.
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In science:

As pointed out in there are no open string tachyons on the world-volume of these branes, while there is a perturbative closed string tachyon that renders the Minkowski vacuum unstable.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
The seeing was substantially worse during the other nights, and it turned out that the co-addition of frames taken on those nights did not improve the image depths enough to justify the loss of morphological information and close-source separation.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
As was pointed out in section two, such a curve is the same thing as a simple closed curve in P 2 without inflection points.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
The closed string sector can be seen to decouple leaving a theory which contains only open strings [4, 5], unless, as Klebanov and Maldacena have pointed out , one compactifies the theory on a circle along the direction of the electric field.
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
Remember that this is the one description where one can easily work out the spectrum of closed strings, as in .
IIA/B, Wound and Wrapped
It turns out that this simple algorithm produces a rather complex bit sequence which comes close to a random one.
Predicting and generating time series by neural networks: An investigation using statistical physics
Furthermore, in structural optimizations of Al-B nanotubes on periodic superlattices, the tubes always ended up packed closely together, even if they started out well separated.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
As we pointed out in , there exist in any dimension n ≥ 2 for closed manifolds only countably many diffeomorphism types but for open manifolds uncountably many homotopy types.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds
In closing, we point out some of the highlights of our analysis of binary neutron stars undergoing irrotational motion.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
It turns out that the σ -sequence has a close connection to the Dragon curve .
There are no iterated morphisms that define the Arshon sequence and the $\sigma$-sequence
The distortion is much smaller in the direction perpendicular to the line of sight (φ = 90◦) and closely follows the inferred exponential profile of a = 3.5 kpc out to the edge of the disk.
An Upper Limit to the Age of the Galactic Bar
The importance of these closed-loop paths (recurrent scattering events) was pointed out earlier , when they were invoked for the explanation of the magnitude of the CBS albedo.
Coherent Random Lasing and "Almost Localized" Photon Modes
Also from Fig. 10b and 10c, it comes out that sudden deceleration of the accreting fluid gives rise to a sudden enhancement of density and temperature close to stellar surface.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
According to MM pseudo-potential (which presumably can describe the temporal effect in the disk), if I calculate this Keplerian frequency for 4U 1636-53, it comes out to be 927Hz for M = 1.4M⊙ and Keplerian radius, xK = 16.5, which is very close to the observed one.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
Very closely related to this issue is the density profile of the metal-rich GC system, which will have to be defined reliably out to much larger radii than we have been able to do with existing databases.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
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