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Word: exact

Definition: demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction


Sentences Containing 'exact'

As if all that had happened since the garret time were a momentary fancy, or a dream, Mr. Lorry saw him shrink into the exact figure that Defarge had had in keeping.
Don't ask me why I make the stipulations I am going to make, and exact the promise I am going to exact; I have a reason a good one.''
``Your picture may be very exact, Louisa,''said Bingley;``but this was all lost upon me.
Elizabeth was pleased to find his memory so exact; and he afterwards took occasion to ask her, when unattended to by any of the rest, whether all her sisters were at Longbourn.
Very careful experiments show the exact heat of vaporization to be 536.1 calories.
From this copper plate, which is an exact reproduction of the original type, many thousand copies can be printed.
If, therefore, the exact value of the current is known, the exact amount of silver which will be deposited on the spoon in a given time can be definitely calculated.
This power will be of great use to you when you wish to place a figure in an exact position in a picture.
Geology never had such a chance, nor such exact data to argue from!
He promised to get a copy of it for me; and here it is an exact copy, with all the imperfections of the original preserved.
In this ledger was made out an exact balance sheet of his affair's.
She was the exact duplicate of the other Pharaon, and loaded, as that had been, with cochineal and indigo.
His disposition -LRB- always inclined to exact concessions rather than to make them -RRB- kept him aloof from all friendships.
Oh, he is the exact personification of what I have been led to expect!
``And you think him capable of being exact?''
`I will give you 45,000,'said he,`but not a sou more; besides, as that is the exact value of the stone, I brought just that sum with me.'
``Have you an exact idea of the amount of your fortune?''
``Yes; you see I am as exact as you are.
At the same time and place, therefore, money is the exact measure of the real exchangeable value of all commodities.
The uncertainty of recovering his money makes the lender exact the same usurious interest which is usually required from bankrupts.
The account of what was imported under register, he assures us, is exact.
It seems, however, to have been rather a pious exhortation, than a law to which exact obedience was required from the faithful.
The army which Annibal led from Spain into Italy must necessarily, in those different wars, have been gradually formed to the exact discipline of a standing army.
These estimations, I know very well, are not exact; but having been presented by so very respectable a body as approximations to the truth, they may, I apprehend, be considered as such.
Let nothing be done rashly, and at random, but all things according to the most exact and perfect rules of art.
The exact opposite is the truth; it is his madness makes him virtuous.
His, in fact, is the exact opposite of the humour of Sterne and the self-conscious humourists.
The isosceles and scalenum are distinguished by boundaries more exact than vice and virtue, right and wrong.
But where the objects have not so exact a similarity, the analogy is less perfect, and the inference is less conclusive; though still it has some force, in proportion to the degree of similarity and resemblance.
In all cases, we must balance the opposite experiments, where they are opposite, and deduct the smaller number from the greater, in order to know the exact force of the superior evidence.
But he said he had observed I was sometimes hoarse--a little roopy was his exact expression--and it should be, every drop, devoted to the purpose he had mentioned.
It is a hobby of mine to have an exact knowledge of London.
I wish to set before you, honourably, the exact consequences--so far as they are within my knowledge--of your abetting him in this appeal.'
In the time to come, I shall have a wary eye on all admirers; and shall exact a great deal from the successful one, I assure you.'
"To determine its exact meaning I have been obliged to work out the present prices of the investments with which it is concerned.
There was some books, too, piled up perfectly exact, on each corner of the table.
'I was admiring your fuller's-earth,' said I; 'I think that I should be better able to advise you as to your machine if I knew what the exact purpose was for which it was used.'
Orgies is better, because it means the thing you're after more exact.
They will sneak down from northards, along the fence, at midnight exact, with a false key, and go in the nigger's cabin to get him.
Yet, for one thing I felt assured: unless some other age had produced its exact duplicate, the machine could not have moved in time.
Miss Mills, for the more exact discharge of the duties of friendship, kept a journal; and she used to meet me sometimes, on the Common, and read it, or (if she had not time to do that) lend it to me.
But now her every motion appeared to be the exact inversion of her previous ones.
That gives you the exact distance from my little lawn to the pedestal of the White Sphinx, into which the Morlocks had carried my machine.
Mr. Peggotty suggesting to me, in a whisper, what had already occurred to myself, I took out my purse; but I could not prevail upon her to accept any money, nor could I exact any promise from her that she would do so at another time.
The city is an exact square, each side of the wall being five hundred feet long.
His apprehension was so clear, and his judgment so exact, that he made very wise reflections and observations upon all I said.
I reckoned our coach to be about a square of Westminster-hall, but not altogether so high: however, I cannot be very exact.
The fountains, gardens, walks, avenues, and groves, were all disposed with exact judgment and taste.
His own person was the exact embodiment of his utilitarian character.
Dough-Boy hurried below, glanced at the watch, and reported the exact minute to Ahab.

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