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  • The yeomanry are precisely the order of people with whom I feel I can have nothing to do.
  • He had been so fortunate as to—I forget the precise words—one has no business to remember them.

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  • I dare say they often think of you, and wonder which will be the day, the precise day of the instrument’s coming to hand.
  • He is the very best young man—But, my dear Jane, if you remember, I told you yesterday he was precisely the height of Mr. Perry.
  • It was precisely what Emma would have wished, had she deemed it possible enough for wishing.
  • This is precisely what I wanted.
  • I think him a very handsome young man, and his manners are precisely what I like and approve—so truly the gentleman, without the least conceit or puppyism.
  • It was a long, well-written letter, giving the particulars of his journey and of his feelings, expressing all the affection, gratitude, and respect which was natural and honourable, and describing every thing exterior and local that could be supposed attractive, with spirit and precision.
  • She felt that she should like to have had the power of refusal; and afterwards, as the idea of the party to be assembled there, consisting precisely of those whose society was dearest to her, occurred again and again, she did not know that she might not have been tempted to accept.
  • May is the very month which Mrs. Churchill is ordered, or has ordered herself, to spend in some warmer place than Enscombe—in short, to spend in London; so that we have the agreeable prospect of frequent visits from Frank the whole spring—precisely the season of the year which one should have chosen for it: days almost at the longest; weather genial and pleasant, always inviting one out, and never too hot for exercise.

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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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