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synonyms for by the book

  • all together
  • analytical
  • businesslike
  • by the numbers
  • careful
  • cut-and-dried
  • deliberate
  • disciplined
  • efficient
  • exact
  • fixed
  • framed
  • in a groove
  • logical
  • meticulous
  • neat
  • ordered
  • orderly
  • painstaking
  • planned
  • regular
  • scrupulous
  • set-up
  • structured
  • systematic
  • tidy
  • together
  • well-regulated
  • diligent
  • earnest
  • scrupulous
  • conscientious
  • assiduous
  • strenuous
  • exacting
  • careful
  • by the numbers
  • exact
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • heedful
  • industrious
  • particular
  • persevering
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • punctilious
  • punctual
  • sedulous
  • stickler
  • thoroughgoing
  • conscionable
  • fussbudget
  • hard-working
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antonyms for by the book

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  • confused
  • disorderly
  • disorganized
  • imprecise
  • unthorough
  • unmindful
  • half-done
  • easy
  • uncareful
  • careless
  • thoughtless
  • unenthusiastic
  • half-baked
  • unscrupulous
  • unconcerned
  • negligent
  • lethargic
  • lazy
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            How to use by the book in a sentence

            The supernaturalist alleges that religion was revealed to man by God, and that the form of this revelation is a sacred book.
            GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
            But Mrs. Dodd, the present vicar's wife, retained the precious prerogative of choosing the book to be read at the monthly Dorcas.
            THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
            A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.
            HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
            She did not need a great cook-book; She knew how much and what it took To make things good and sweet and light.
            BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
            Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
            THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
            All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
            TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
            Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
            BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
            Being quieted by the Captain with a draught of cold tea, and made to sit down, the examination of the book proceeded.
            THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
            As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.
            THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
            The new creed, called the King's Book, approved by the houses of convocation, and made the standard of English orthodoxy.
            THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
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            OCTOBER 26, 1985
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            WORDS RELATED TO BY THE BOOK

            • according to regulation
            • according to rule
            • as it should be
            • by the book
            • by the numbers
            • gospel
            • indisputable
            • proper
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