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precise
Used In
The Hobbit
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • These were, in fact, precisely their plans (for the raven-messengers had been busy between Thorin and Dain); but for the moment the way was barred, so after angry words the dwarf-messengers retired muttering in their beards.

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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
  • I didn't get your note until after 10.45 to be precise.
  • But I have an interest in this matter-one fourteenth share, to be precise, according to a letter, which fortunately I believe I have kept.

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  • "Don't be precise," said Dwalin, "and don't worry!

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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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