# Suspend spacing between Repeated and number

The spacing of the first expression includes extra space before the 5. I would like to have the same spacing as the second line.

HoldForm[4 .. 5]
HoldForm[a .. b]


Is there a way to suspend Mathematica's spacing, perhaps with a StyleBox?

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the extra space you see is due to multiplication

SetOptions[EvaluationNotebook[],
NumberMultiplier -> "\[NegativeThinSpace]"]

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