The guards had learned through experience that it was a bad idea to leave her victuals too close to hand.
Especially when there was one so close to hand she had nearly died for him.
No man scoffs at a weapon so close to hand;I certainly don't.
You then sail in company (with help close to hand) for the second week.
A vase on a table stood close to hand.
I kept one pistol with an extra charge of powder and ball laid out close to hand.
There was good reason why Harry had the gun so close to hand.
Twice Simon looked back, sure that they must have come some distance, only to see the flyer still far too close to hand.
They did not lie on the land that night, but remained in the boats with weapons close to hand.
My own twenty legionaries were close to hand and in readiness.