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precise
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Great Expectations
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • Our breakfast was as good as the supper, and at half-past eight precisely we started for Little Britain.
  • Muttering that I would make the inquiry whether I had time to walk with him, I went into the office, and ascertained from the clerk with the nicest precision and much to the trying of his temper, the earliest moment at which the coach could be expected,—which I knew beforehand, quite as well as he.

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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
  • I might have been too reserved, and should have patronized her more (though I did not use that precise word in my meditations) with my confidence.
  • "Will soon come to London," said I, after casting about for a precise form of words, "or summon me anywhere else?"

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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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