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Word: exacting

Definition: extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety


Sentences Containing 'exacting'

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.
He published prints of mountain views, the church of Notre Dame of Paris; "Saints Paul and Silas liberated from prison", and also an exacting map of the 14 Rioni of Rome.
Hosts West Indies won the opening match of the tournament, exacting revenge for the 1–3 series defeat in Pakistan the previous year.
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.
It is this trouble with the corners that makes the problem of filling a square so exacting.
Khameleon seeks to attain this power for herself, to keep it away from Kahn while exacting revenge on him for his actions against her race.
Stepanov succeeded in his mission, but not without skirmishes with the Duchers, exacting a considerable yasak from them.
The Christian family maintains the home according to the exacting specifications of its architect. As in many homes of Wright's design, the architect specified or designed the entire environment including the furniture, linens and landscaping.
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.
The devil goes on exacting compound interest to the last for his early share and numerous succeeding investments in them.
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.
Upon protesting, she was made to understand the reason behind the necessity for her return and reluctantly agreed to do so, though exacting a promise that she would not be made to stay on earth longer than necessary.
When he returned to England in 1959 he missed three stumpings in fifteen minutes against India and retired from Test cricket as he no longer met his own exacting standards, but his record number of dismissals in Test cricket remained unbeaten for eighteen years.
``Well, you are indeed exacting, my dear fellow!''
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