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precise
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Dune
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  • The toe was aimed with a precision that did credit to his long years of training, as though all of that training focused on this instant.
  • And he realized there was no single and precise thing that brought her beauty to focus.

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  • "Precisely," the Baron said.
  • Has a precise way of speaking—clipped off, no fuzzy edges—razor-apt.
  • You can plumb us by our language—the precise and delicate delineations for ways to administer treacherous death.
  • I wasn’t as precise with his dosage as I was for the woman and boy.
  • Yet the boy fitted the ancient prophecy so precisely.
  • Most of the women in the hall seemed cast from a specific type—decorative, precisely turned out, an odd mingling of untouchable sensuousness.
  • Dry chuckles sounded around the table, and Paul realized that his father had said the precisely correct thing in precisely the correct tone to lift the mood here.
  • She saw one bright star so low on the horizon that it twinkled with a clear, precise rhythm—a trembling of light: blink-blink-blink-blink-blink . Paul stirred beside her in the dusky room.

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  • Dry chuckles sounded around the table, and Paul realized that his father had said the precisely correct thing in precisely the correct tone to lift the mood here.
  • But he felt no letup in the cold precision of his being.
  • Once more, she glanced around the room, placing everything precisely in her mind against any emergency: the chaise near the corner, the straight chairs along the wall, the two low tables, her stand-mounted zither beside the door to her bedroom.
  • He felt unable to stop the inflow of data or the cold precision with which each new item was added to his knowledge and the computation was centered in his awareness.
  • And it became clear that the invaders knew precisely which weight of arms to send where.
  • Paul’s mind had gone on in its chilling precision.
  • There was the sharpened clarity, the inflow of data, the cold precision of his awareness.
  • "It has been calculated with precision," Stilgar whispered.
  • Jessica turned away, frightened of the bitter strength in her son’s voice, hearing the precise assessment of chances.
  • And he found himself shocked by precise logic.
  • And even in this almost-random action there remained a trace of once-precise movement.
  • The, hm-m-m-m, precise young man, ah, my . hm-m-m-m . dear?
  • My dear Baron, you say you’ve spoken of us to this precise young man?
  • It was, from instinct as much as her own subtle knowledge, the precisely correct answer to calm him.
  • No Mentat, my nephew . not a Piter de Vries, but perhaps something more precisely devised for the task at hand.
  • Beneath these talismans, white linen shone around the burnished reflections of the Atreides silver, which had been placed in precise arrangements along the great table—little archipelagos of service waiting beside crystal glasses, each setting squared off before a heavy wooden chair.
  • Paul’s defensive reactions were blindingly fast, but they moved each time at the precisely correct angle they would take if a shield were helping deflect part of Jamis’ blow.
  • An accumulation of minutiae in the way it was flown, the dash of the landing—clues so small even his mother hadn’t detected them—had told Paul precisely who sat at those controls.
  • Precisely!
  • And she knew with a generalized awareness that she had become, in truth, precisely what was meant by a Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother.
  • "Did I not command you to know precisely where the na-Baron was at all times?" the Baron asked.
  • Did I not say to you that you were to know precisely what the na-Baron was saying at all times — and to whom?
  • And she thought: There! I said it in the precisely correct way.
  • Think you carefully on this Bene Gesserit proverb and perhaps you will see: "Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere.
  • Think you carefully on this Bene Gesserit proverb and perhaps you will see: "Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere.
  • He spoke slowly, with careful and precise enunciation: "I do not take orders from a damn’ Harkonnen spy.
  • "It’s done," Kynes said, "but that wasn’t precisely my meaning.
  • Um-m-m-m-m-ah-h-h-hm-m-m, you come upon such, mm-m-m, preciseness so rarely," the Count said, addressing the Baron’s shoulder.
  • Yueh stood, swaying, His lips moved with careful precision, and his voice came in oddly measured cadence: "You . think . you . de . feated . me.
  • "Chani," Jessica said, "you may find this difficult to believe, but I do not know precisely why I sent for you.

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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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