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  • adj. (idiomatic) exact or correct.


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  • With a shaking hand I pointed to the spot on the far left side of the tree chart, where her name stood out on one of the highest twigs.

    Claim to Fame

  • Harry Carter reports using it as a launching spot on one of his flights into exile, heading to Roscoff in France in an open boat.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • Standing on her toes, Irina Petrovna squeezes the Oxford dictionary back into its spot on the shelf.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • From my spot on the stage I watched grown-ass men stripping down to nothing.

    Real wifeys

  • He was staring at a spot on my rug, his expression faraway.


  • George Crabb in 1823 defined co-ordinates now dropping its hyphen as “a term applied to the absciss and ordinates when taken in connexion,” later better known as the magnitudes that determine the position of a point; geographers and navigators still later used coordinates to describe the use of longitude and latitude in locating a spot on the globe.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • In fact, Neil had already chosen Tranquility Base as the name of the spot on the Sea of Tranquility where he and Aldrin would land; privately, he had told Charlie Duke about the name, since Duke would serve as CapCom during the landing and Neil did not want Charlie to be caught unawares when Neil used the phrase immediately upon touchdown.

    First Man

  • My uncle and aunt were still at the same spot on the beach, unaware of the near-tragedy that just transpired.

    A Book of Miracles

  • And finally my hair glossy and laid as I strutted out the doobie spot on Halsey.

    Real wifeys

  • I lean forward, searching for the round dark spot on his lower lip where he held a cigarette for sixty years, still visible even through the layer of fleshy-pink paint that covers his lips.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter


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