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precise
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David Copperfield
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • 'Just so,' returned Mrs. Micawber, 'It is precisely that.
  • Unconscious of this prediction, Mr. Dick continued to occupy precisely the same ground in reference to the Doctor and to Mrs. Strong.

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  • 'Precisely so,' assented Mrs. Micawber.
  • Precisely.
  • It being then just dinner-time, we went, first into the great kitchen, where every prisoner's dinner was in course of being set out separately (to be handed to him in his cell), with the regularity and precision of clock-work.
  • V.) on the outside of the south wall of that place of incarceration on civil process, the day after tomorrow, at seven in the evening, precisely, my object in this epistolary communication is accomplished.

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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
  • They were both upright in their carriage, formal, precise, composed, and quiet.

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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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