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precise
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Wuthering Heights
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • The service lasted precisely three hours; and yet my brother had the face to exclaim, when he saw us descending, "What, done already?"
  • They lifted their eyes together, to encounter Mr. Heathcliff: perhaps you have never remarked that their eyes are precisely similar, and they are those of Catherine Earnshaw.

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  • Is it precise enough if I measure to the closest inch?
  • The detective is talking to all the witnesses to try to determine the precise sequence of events.

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unspecified meaning
  • My old enemies have not beaten me; now would be the precise time to revenge myself on their representatives: I could do it; and none could hinder me.

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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
as in: a precise personality Define
meticulous (careful about details)
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