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It was done in precisely the same way, as before, with the same result.

It was precisely on the pattern of that worn by the visionary Maid.

"That is precisely what I wish them to be," responded Grace, in all earnestness.

Where it is most painful is precisely where it does most harm, among the classes we call professional.

But the perception of "how to do it" is precisely what most of us have been acquiring.

"Precisely what I wanted to reach," said Mrs. Roberts, with animation.

"That is precisely the kind of stuff I do mean," answered Peter.

Stand on the steps of this house at 10.30 precisely, and look as far as you can, and you will see—me.

Her first duty was clearly to administer to his comfort, and that was precisely what she would do.

I examined the dates, and found that they agreed with Ellinor's precisely.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French précis "condensed, cut short" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin precisus, from Latin praecisus "abrupt, abridged, cut off," past participle of praecidere "to cut off, shorten," from prae "before" (see pre-) + caedere "to cut" (see -cide; for Latin vowel change, see acquisition). Related: Precisely (late 14c.).

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