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An accurate knowledge of our defects will soonest lead to their cure.

What the people knows does not matter, were its knowledge ever so accurate.

But a sober, measured statement you can conclude is accurate.

Hast thou heard the saying of Gwiawn, The observer of accurate sight?

Yes; and no doubt they came to one accurate enough, in the end.

The portrait of the author, engraved by Cheney, is the most accurate we have seen.

He had the classic style, accurate, evenly balanced, and supple.

Such is the finding of the most accurate of Argentine historians.

These are small matters, perhaps, but your sportsman cannot be too accurate.

You are most accurate, I said, in your recollection; in music there certainly was nothing of the kind.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "done with care," from Latin accuratus "prepared with care, exact, elaborate," past participle of accurare "take care of," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + curare "take care of" (see cure). The notion of doing something carefully led to that of being exact (1650s). Related: Accurately; accurateness.

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