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The Giver
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • Even trained for years as they all had been in precision of language, what words could you use which would give another the experience of sunshine?
    p.89.7
  • And precision of language was one of the most important tasks of small children.
    p.55.4

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  • When he began to talk again, it was with greater precision.
    p.55.9
  • It was an integral part of the learning of precise speech.
    p.70.8
  • It was so — oh, I wish language were more precise!
    p.95.4
  • Immediately he had been taken aside for a brief private lesson in language precision.
    p.70.9
  • But the reason for precision of language was to ensure that unintentional lies were never uttered.
    p.71.1
  • And of course our community can’t function smoothly if people don’t use precise language.
    p.127.5
  • I apologize — I mean I should have been more precise.
    p.139.2
  • Precision of language, please!
    p.127.2

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  • Thinking, as he always did, about precision of language, Jonas realized that it was a new depth of feelings that he was experiencing.
    p.131.6
  • After a moment, Jonas went on, "But I thought — I mean I think," he corrected, reminding himself that if precision of language were ever to be important, it was certainly important now, in the presence of this man, "that you are the receiver of Memory."
    p.75.5

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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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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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