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  • adj. superlative form of precise: most precise.

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Examples

  • Save in specified exceptional circumstances, the samurai must bathe in cold water, and the men must shave every day; they have the precisest directions in such matters; the body must be in health, the skin and muscles and nerves in perfect tone, or the samurai must go to the doctors of the order, and give implicit obedience to the regimen prescribed.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Elidure & Lud, which Lud also began his reigne after the building of the citie of Rome (as writers affirme) about 679 yéeres, and in the yéere of the world 3895, as some that will séeme the precisest calculators doo gather.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)

  • "Where have you been, you naughty children?" he demanded in his precisest way.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • Mr. Hamilton-Wells was there, making tea in the precisest manner, and looking more puritanical than ever.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • Save in specified exceptional circumstances, the Samurai must bathe in cold water and the men shave every day; they have the precisest directions in such matters; the body must be in health, the skin and nerves and muscles in perfect tone, or the Samurai must go to the doctors of the order and give implicit obedience to the regimen prescribed.

    First and Last Things

  • They enjoined marriage between equals as the samurai's duty to the race, and they framed directions of the precisest sort to prevent that uxorious inseparableness, that connubiality which will reduce a couple of people to something jointly less than either.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Behind and beyond the precisest creed that great mystery lies; the bewildering question as to how it is possible for our own atomic life to be so sharply defined and bounded from the life of the world -- why the frail tabernacle in which we move should be thus intensely our own, and all outside it apart from us.

    The Upton Letters

  • Learning's image, or some heavenly wonder, which the precisest may not dislike: perhaps under that name I have shadowed Discipline.

    Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles Phillis - Licia

  • A courteous, punctual, mild old man with an air which deprecated notice; who conversed each evening for a minute or two with the proprietor, as he rolled, always at the same hour, a valedictory cigarette, in a language that arrested my ear by its strangeness; and which proved to be his own, Hungarian; who addressed a brief remark to me at times, half apologetically, in the precisest of English.

    The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson With a memoir by Arthur Symons

  • "We have come, sir," said Colonel Starbottle in his precisest speech but his jauntiest manner, "to offer you a full and ample apology -- a personal apology -- which only supplements that full public apology that my principal, sir, this gentleman," indicating the editor of the "Pioneer,"

    A First Family of Tasajara

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