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precise
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • The beautiful passage— Thou knowest the mask of night is on my face, Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek For that which thou hast heard me speak to-night— was declaimed with the painful precision of a schoolgirl who has been taught to recite by some second-rate professor of elocution.

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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
  • He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.

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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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