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precise
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • At three o'clock precisely I was at Baker Street, but Holmes had not yet returned.
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  • Precisely so.
  • Precisely.
  • Precisely so, on December 22nd, just five days ago.
  • And so do I. It is precisely for that reason that we are going to Stoke Moran this day.
  • Precisely so.
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  • " 'One of the most precious public possessions of the empire,' said I. " 'Precisely.'
  • Precisely so.
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  • Precisely.

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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
  • All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind.
  • If I remember rightly, you on one occasion, in the early days of our friendship, defined my limits in a very precise fashion.

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  • "Pray be precise as to details," said he.

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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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