He is a retired Air Force major and sounded like one, careful and precise in his language.
But Farmer, careful to be precise, qualified that last statement.
Whereas I received, and was comforted by, the confirmation of the precise opposite: There is no plan.
The precise amount Spain will need is pending several assessments.
First comes the makeup, which takes an hour and a half to apply, even though Smith has it down to a precise art.
He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard Aberdonian accent.
The precise point is known when the mixture acquires a cinnamon color.
This opinion was natural enough in a schoolmaster, but not in the precise form Wardlaw put it.
I have not the precise figures by me, nor do they very greatly matter.
He furnishes us, moreover, with the precise training to which she had been subjected by her aunt, Mrs. Wilson.
mid-15c., from Middle French précis "condensed, cut short" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin precisus, from Latin praecisus "abrupt, abridged, cut off," past participle of praecidere "to cut off, shorten," from prae "before" (see pre-) + caedere "to cut" (see -cide; for Latin vowel change, see acquisition). Related: Precisely (late 14c.).