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ɪgˈzækt liex·act·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precisely, exactly, justadverb

    indicating exactness or preciseness

    "he was doing precisely (or exactly) what she had told him to do"; "it was just as he said--the jewel was gone"; "it has just enough salt"

  2. precisely, exactly, on the nose, on the dot, on the buttonadverb

    just as it should be

    "`Precisely, my lord,' he said"

  3. precisely, incisively, exactlyadverb

    in a precise manner

    "she always expressed herself precisely"

Wiktionary

  1. exactlyadverb

    without approximation; precisely.

  2. exactlyadverb

    Used to provide emphasis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exactlyadverb

    Accurately; nicely; thoroughly.

    Etymology: from exact.

    Both of ’em knew mankind exactly well; for both of ’em began that study in themselves. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

    The religion they profess is such, that the more exactly it is sifted by pure unbiassed reason, the more reasonable still it will be found. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exactlyadverb

    in an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely

Editors Contribution

  1. exactlyadverb

    In an exact manner.

    We have identical goals in our marriage that are exactly aligned therefore we achieve easily and efficiently.


    Submitted by MaryC on June 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1118

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #458

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exactly' in Adverbs Frequency: #96

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exactly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exactly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of exactly in a Sentence

  1. Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan:

    It is very, very addictive. And it's killing people. And probably the worst part of all this in some ways is these big pharmaceutical companies like Purdue know exactly, and knew exactly, how dangerous these drugs could be. And instead of having safeguards at their corporate level, they instead put profits again over people.

  2. Thomas Linzey:

    If enough of these cases get in front of a judge, there is a chance we could start to have an impact within the judiciary, and if a town goes bankrupt trying to defend one of our ordinances, well, perhaps that's exactly what is needed to trigger a national movement.

  3. Leila Rouhi:

    We know when something happens our customers want to be able to see exactly what's going on, but it's not always feasible to have whole-home coverage.

  4. Bob Ferguson:

    Not true. That is absolutely not true. We followed our protocols exactly. Employees, if they decide they want to leave, they’re free to leave.

  5. Stephen Qi Jun:

    You can use a (smart) card at the gas station to buy gasoline, or if you think that the value will increase in the future, you can keep the volume and sell it in the future if prices rise, it's exactly like an investment.

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