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precise
used in The Giver

12 uses
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Definition
exact (accurate)
  • Precision of language, please!
    p. 127.2
precision = exactness or accuracy
  • And precision of language was one of the most important tasks of small children.
    p. 55.4
  • precision = accuracy
  • When he began to talk again, it was with greater precision.
    p. 55.9
  • precision = accuracy
  • It was an integral part of the learning of precise speech.
    p. 70.8
  • precise = exact
  • Immediately he had been taken aside for a brief private lesson in language precision.
    p. 70.9
  • precision = accuracy
  • But the reason for precision of language was to ensure that unintentional lies were never uttered.
    p. 71.1
  • precision = accuracy
  • 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
  • precision = accuracy
  • 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
  • precision = exactness or accuracy
  • It was so — oh, I wish language were more precise!
    p. 95.4
  • precise = exact (accurate)
  • And of course our community can't function smoothly if people don't use precise language.
    p. 127.5
  • precise = accurate
  • 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
  • precision = exactness or accuracy
  • I apologize — I mean I should have been more precise.
    p. 139.2
precise = accurate
There are no more uses of "precise" in The Giver.

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