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Word: exacting

Definition: extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety


Sentences Containing 'exacting'

It is this trouble with the corners that makes the problem of filling a square so exacting.
The devil goes on exacting compound interest to the last for his early share and numerous succeeding investments in them.
``Well, you are indeed exacting, my dear fellow!''
I am your only daughter, and you are not so exacting as the fathers of the Porte Saint Martin and Gaiete, who disinherit their daughters for not giving them grandchildren.
The dearness of house-rent in London arises, not only from those causes which render it dear in all great capitals, the dearness of labour, the dearness of all the materials of building, which must generally be brought from a great distance, and, above all, the dearness of ground-rent, every landlord acting the part of a monopolist, and frequently exacting a higher rent for a single acre of bad land in a town, than can be had for a hundred of the best in the country; but it arises in part from the peculiar manners and customs of the people, which oblige every master of a family to hire a whole house from top to bottom.
By the removal of the unnecessary mouths, and by exacting from the farmer the full value of the farm, a greater surplus, or, what is the same thing, the price of a greater surplus, was obtained for the proprietor, which the merchants and manufacturers soon furnished him with a method of spending upon his own person, in the same manner as he had done the rest.
Then, you know, being formed for society and admiration, and not being able to enjoy much of it in consequence of their limited means, she naturally gets a little irritable and exacting, sometimes.
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