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precise
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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as in: about noon; 12:03 to be precise Define
exact (accurate)
  • He forced himself to look directly into her eyes, noticing as he did so that they were precisely the same shade of brown as Ginny's.
  • I had to Apparate very precisely onto the top step outside the front door to be sure that they would not see me.

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  • He felt beleaguered and blackmailed: Did they think he did not know what they had done for him, didn't they understand that it was for precisely that reason that he wanted to go now, before they had to suffer any more on his behalf?
  • Or had the sword been put into the pool after they had arrived, precisely because they were here?
  • But it is, it is precisely that!
  • Ten inches precisely.
  • Voldemort raised the Elder Wand, holding it as delicately and precisely as a conductor's baton.
  • He has her eyes, precisely her eyes.
  • "Precisely!" said Dumbledore.
  • However, precisely how and when they were to part from the goblin without handing over Gryffindor's sword remained a question to which Harry had no answer.

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  • Precisely.
  • Precisely.

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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
  • If he could only have understood the precise and terrible power of that sacrifice, he would not, perhaps, have dared to touch your blood….

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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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