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precise
used in Outliers

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  • Boe's point is that we could predict precisely the order in which every country would finish in the Math Olympics without asking a single math question.
    Chapter 8 (94% in)
  • If you had wandered up and down the streets of Roseto in Pennsylvania in the first few decades after 1900, you would have heard only Italian, and not just any Italian but the precise southern Foggian dialect spoken back in the Italian Roseto.
    Introduction (31% in)
  • He found a young man who had been kicked out of law school because his professors did not believe that it was possible for a human being to precisely reproduce long passages of legal opinions from memory.
    Chapter 3 (26% in)
  • He compared the ages when they started walking and talking and what their precise I Q scores were in elementary and high school.
    Chapter 4 (86% in)
  • To put it in more precise terms, for every thousand Americans, there were 29.
    Chapter 5 (43% in)
  • She was looking for people like the Borgenichts, or, more precisely, the children of people like the Borgenichts, who had come to New York in the great wave of Jewish immigration at the turn of the last century.
    Chapter 5 (85% in)
  • In fact, we can be even more precise.
    Chapter 5 (95% in)
  • You subpoenaed documents and took depositions and pored over court records until you had put together a detailed and precise accounting of each stage in the deadly quarrel.
    Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • Cohen and Nisbett wanted to measure, as precisely as possible, what being called that word meant.
    Chapter 6 (71% in)
  • Like all nuclear reactors, Three Mile Island had a backup cooling system for precisely this situation.
    Chapter 7 (8% in)
  • In this chapter, we're going to conduct a crash investigation: listen to the "black box" cockpit recorder; examine the flight records; look at the weather and the terrain and the airport conditions; and compare the Guam crash with other very similar plane crashes, all in an attempt to understand precisely how the company transformed itself from the worst kind of outlier into one of the world's best airlines.
    Chapter 7 (14% in)
  • Channels must be dug from the nearest water source, and gates built into the dikes so the water flow can be adjusted precisely to cover the right amount of the plant.
    Chapter 8 (7% in)
  • If he looked at the difference between the score a student got at the beginning of the school year, in September, and the score he or she got the following June, he could measure, precisely, how much that student learned over the school year.
    Chapter 9 (33% in)
  • These are, after all, precisely the kind of lower-income kids who Alexander identified as losing ground over the long summer vacation, so KIPP's response is simply to not have a long summer vacation.
    Chapter 9 (58% in)
  • One British plantation owner in Jamaica who famously kept a precise diary of his sexual exploits slept with 138 different women in his thirty-seven years on the island, almost all of them slaves and, one suspects, not all of them willing partners.
    Epilogue (46% in)

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