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at close range

very near; in close proximity. (Usually used in regard to shooting.) The hunter fired at the deer at close range. The powder burns tell us that the gun was fired at close range.
See also: close, range

at close range

Very nearby, as in At close range, the rock band was unbearably loud. Derived from shooting- range denotes the distance that missile or projectile can be made to travel-this expression soon came to mean anything in close proximity.
See also: close, range
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But instead of shooting each at close range with a lightweight handheld camera in pursuit of highly dramatic, compositionally arresting, and instantly legible fragments of larger situations--the photojournalistic norm--he employs large-format, frequently panoramic cameras in order to include vastly more of the scene before him in terms both of lateral extension and of sheer quantity of visual information.
The suspect shot the victim at close range with a 9 mm pistol.
Mr Scott was told at Feldon's veterinary centre, in Guy Street, Leamington, that Watson could have been shot at close range.
The vet told us it could have been at close range, or, because of the angle, from someone leaning out of a window.
He never expected such a close-range shot to present itself, but because he'd practiced at close range he knew where to aim to make a deadly shot.
But the Essex club stung by Stallard's goal quickly equalised when Forbes crashed home a shot at close range from a Dunne cross.
To achieve your mission you will operate undetected, kill at close range, attack with your combat knife, shoot with the modular SC-20K rifle and use radical suppression techniques such as the inverted neck snap.
PALMDALE - Four Palmdale men have been charged with attempt murder in the assault of a 19-year-old who was shot in the face at close range on a Palmdale street.
Two minutes into stoppage time sub Brian Quailey squeezed the ball in from close range for an equaliser, before Flack fired home the winner at close range after Darren Rowbotham's cross.
The striker was completely unmarked after he was picked out by Challis but was denied by Bayes at close range.
But when a hunter becomes stressed or fatigued, the loads can become a bit hard to hit birds with at close ranges, due to those very tight patterns.