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  • adj. Precisely accurate; exactly appropriate or fitting.
  • prep. Exactly at
  • v. To constantly talk about


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  • I stuffed my possessions into their bags any which way, then went upstairs to bang on the door of Flo's room.

    Locked Rooms

  • It was bang, bang, bang, bang on the drive downtown, ricochets, old dumb moves kicked around to see how they stood up next to this doozie.

    The Big Nowhere

  • I’d bang on the bottom of a kettle and sing all seven verses of ‘My Wife’s a Wanton Wee Thing’ at the top of my lungs.”

    One Night Of Scandal

  • At the thought of all this splendour, Hetty got up from her chair, and in doing so caught the little red-framed glass with the edge of her scarf, so that it fell with a bang on the floor; but she was too eagerly occupied with her vision to care about picking it up; and after a momentary start, began to pace with a pigeon-like stateliness backwards and forwards along her room, in her coloured stays and coloured skirt, and the old black lace scarf round her shoulders, and the great glass ear-rings in her ears.

    Adam Bede

  • It must have been something when they ran out of gołąbki at the parish picnic and Alice Pilch had to drive around town and bang on the doors of people who had bought the ones she makes yearround in her kitchen, offering to buy them back at more than the people had paid for them.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna


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  • "Someone I know who hangs out with the very rich tells me that in the banker belt of the lower Thames valley there are people who heat their outdoor swimming pools to bath temperature, all round the year. They like to lie in the pool on winter nights, looking up at the stars. The fuel costs them £3000 a month. One hundred thousand people living like these bankers would knacker our life support systems faster than 10 billion people living like the African peasantry. But at least the super wealthy have the good manners not to breed very much, so the rich old men who bang on about human reproduction leave them alone."
    - George Monbiot, The Population Myth,, 29 Sep 2009.

    October 12, 2009