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Idioms for exactly
- in no way; not at all: It’s not exactly funny, is it?
- not completely so, but nearly so: The burgers are not exactly raw, but they need more cooking.
- (as an ironic response) no: “Is that the jacket you ordered?” “Not exactly.”
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How to use exactly in a sentence
One look at that card, and anyone who has lived through a year of the pandemic knows exactly what Hallmark is trying to say.
Pathi says no one outside of Bezos’s inner circle knows who that is exactly.Can Billionaires Really Save Us from Climate Disaster?|Heather Hansman|February 12, 2021|Outside Online
Without knowing exactly who received the messages, the researchers were able to model whether the app was making a difference.The UK’s covid app made a serious difference during the winter surge|Lindsay Muscato|February 11, 2021|MIT Technology Review
When asked by journalists, representatives from helmet companies readily admit that, but it’s not exactly a highlight of marketing materials.
This month, we present some classical puzzles that do exactly that.
Meanwhile, almost exactly 30 years after the trial, the judge left his home to board a steamboat and was never heard from again.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A grand juror in the Ferguson case is suing to be able to explain exactly what went down in the courtroom.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even though clerks in Virginia, Colorado, Utah, and other states have been doing exactly that.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In my four years of college, I know exactly one woman who has asked a man out on a date.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A peacemaker is also exactly how Police Commissioner William Bratton sees himself.
He is simply hearing every tone, knowing exactly what effect he wishes to produce and how to do it.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
He is what the bill wishes to make for us, a regular root doctor, and will suit the place exactly.
I don't exactly see how I could have been, considering I never made a rhyme in my life!
A child, under exactly similar circumstances as far as its knowledge goes, cannot very well curse God and die.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
I understand their point of view, exactly, but I'm not here to play the social game, and I shall talk to whom it pleases me.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair