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precise
Used In
Harry Potter (#3) and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • "Precisely," said Professor Lupin, and Hermione put her hand down, looking a little disappointed.
  • EACH INDIVIDUALLY SELECTED BIRCH TWIG IN THE BROOMTAIL HAS BEEN HONED TO AERODYNAMIC PERFECTION, GIVING THE FIREBOLT UNSURPASSABLE BALANCE AND PINPOINT PRECISION.

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  • "Precisely," said Professor McGonagall.
  • Potter's really putting it through its paces now, see it turn —Chang's Comet is just no match for it, the Firebolt's precision— balance is really noticeable in these long —"
  • Precisely what I —" But Lupin silenced him with a look.

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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
  • At that precise moment, a strangled yell echoed down the boys' staircase.

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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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