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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of exact

Etymologies

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exact + -est

Examples

  • Moreover, (2) before some audiences not even the possession of the exactest knowledge will make it easy for what we say to produce conviction.

    Aristotle's Rhetoric - Selected Moments

  • I warrant, since thou exactest such profound respect to yonder tender piece of frailty, whose every motion, step, and look bespeaks her very woman, less than absolute adoration must not be yielded to her of the dark tresses and nobly speaking eye.

    The Talisman

  • Furthermore the ascendant of this our day is, according to the exactest science of computation, the planet Mars; and it so happeneth that Mercury is in conjunction with him, denoting an auspicious moment for hair cutting; and this also maketh manifest to me that thou desires union with a certain person and that your intercourse will not be propitious.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The proper signification and use of terms is best to be learned from those who in their writings and discourses appear to have had the clearest notions, and applied to them their terms with the exactest choice and fitness.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • That our hearts are now more capacious, our thoughts more erected to the search and expectation of greatest and exactest things, is the issue of your own virtue propagated in us; ye cannot suppress that, unless ye reinforce an abrogated and merciless law, that fathers may dispatch at will their own children.

    Areopagitica

  • Is the nearest and exactest survey made by the help of a microscope, or by the naked eye?

    Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous

  • In the strictest course of exactest obedience in us, we are to look for a righteousness wholly without us.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • When we speak of the judgment of charity, we intend not a loose conjecture, much less a judgment contradistinct from that which is righteous, but a righteous and strict judgment, according to the exactest rules whatsoever that we have to judge by, free from evil surmises, and such like vices of the mind as are opposed to the grace of love.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Glorious Days will be transmitted you, no doubt in the exactest manner.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 18 - 20 June 1775

  • And there is great competition between the papers, which shall get the most, the exactest, and the freshest, news.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

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