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  • Along the precise streets were still a few wooded vacant lots, and the fragment of an old orchard.
  • Every second house in Floral Heights had a bedroom precisely like this.

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  • While she waited, tapping a long, precise pencil-point on the desk-tablet, he half identified her with the fairy girl of his dreams.
  • The hot-water bottle was filled and placed precisely two feet from the bottom of the cot.
  • When I buy an Ingersoll watch or a Ford, I get a better tool for less money, and I know precisely what I’m getting, and that leaves me more time and energy to be individual in.
  • They had been classmates, roommates, in the State University, but always he thought of Paul Riesling, with his dark slimness, his precisely parted hair, his nose-glasses, his hesitant speech, his moodiness, his love of music, as a younger brother, to be petted and protected.
  • That’s precisely what a Symphony Orchestra does do.
  • In the city of Zenith, in the barbarous twentieth century, a family’s motor indicated its social rank as precisely as the grades of the peerage determined the rank of an English family—indeed, more precisely, considering the opinion of old county families upon newly created brewery barons and woolen-mill viscounts.
  • In the city of Zenith, in the barbarous twentieth century, a family’s motor indicated its social rank as precisely as the grades of the peerage determined the rank of an English family—indeed, more precisely, considering the opinion of old county families upon newly created brewery barons and woolen-mill viscounts.
  • No one could have told Babbitt that he was a fool with more vigor, precision, and intelligence than he himself displayed.

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  • Well, you can’t expect the decent citizens to go on aiding you if you intend to side with precisely the people who are trying to undermine us."

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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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