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precise
Used In
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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as in: a precise personality Define
meticulous (careful about details)
  • In the corresponding cubicle on the other side a small, precise-looking, dark— chinned man named Tillotson was working steadily away, with a folded newspaper on his knee and his mouth very close to the mouthpiece of the speakwrite.

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  • She has the kind of precise personality that never has a cluttered desk or an out-of-fashion item in her closet.
  • She is precise in her thinking, appearance, and movements.

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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • With a sort of military precision that astonished him, she outlined the route that he was to follow.
  • I know precisely what you are feeling.

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  • It was precisely against suicidal impulses of this kind that he had hoped to guard himself by opening the diary.
  • His earlier thought returned to him: probably she was not actually a member of the Thought Police, but then it was precisely the amateur spy who was the greatest danger of all.
  • He might have silenced the dark-haired girl if only he had acted quickly enough: but precisely because of the extremity of his danger he had lost the power to act.
  • It is precisely in the Inner Party that war hysteria and hatred of the enemy are strongest.
  • Greater precision would have been dangerous.
  • I will put it more precisely.
  • The process has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt.

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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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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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