Definitions

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  • Exactly, precisely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion
  • adv. just as it should be

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Facing Willie McCovey with two outs, Terry’s second-pitch fastball was hit on the button by the Giants’ slugger, who later said it was the hardest ball he ever hit.

    One Season

  • He kept talking his pre-planned diatribe, feeding Jerry, right on the button with Considine’s first cue: “You’re talkin’ the fuckin’

    The Big Nowhere

  • Samples of black paint from the side of the mud guard are in the envelope — to be matched up against whatever you may find on the button and her hairpins in your evidence envelope — as well as several hairs and one tiny scrap of fabric that resembles closely Miss Ruskin’s coat, all of which I found among the débris.

    A Letter of Mary

  • She ran down the hall and jammed the end of the umbrella on the button for the aeons that it seemed to take the lift to arrive, all the while casting panicked looks over her shoulder.

    Mistress For A Weekend

  • She watched as we smeared peanut butter on the button she was supposed to push and then led the entire flock into a smothering jam-up in the back corner.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Not long after, he made a $60,000 bet on the button with J-8, and Strzemp again! called him from the big blind.

    One of a Kind

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