PRECISION in a Sentence

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precision
 n.  exactness; accuracy; number of significant digits to which a value has been reliably measured
Classic Sentence: (163 in 11 pages)
1  To Ethan, still in the rosy haze of his hour with Mattie, the sight came with the intense precision of the last dream before waking.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  Her grey hair was arranged with precision, and her clothes looked excessively new and yet slightly old-fashioned.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  He raised the lid of the desk, and saw within it a cheque-book and a few packets of bills and letters, arranged with the orderly precision which characterized all her personal habits.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
4  For of these moonlight nights, it was his wont to mount to the main-mast head, and stand a look-out there, with the same precision as if it had been day.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
5  He took a book from his pocket and began energetically to read it, judging by the precision and frequency with which he turned the leaves.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VIII
6  She holds her skirt with her hand as she dances, with stately precision, after the manner of the grandes dames.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
7  Also, they were inaccurate; they did not sting with precision.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 15
8  Madame Odintsov delivered all this little speech with peculiar precision, as though she had learned it by heart; then she turned to Arkady.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  Berg always spoke quietly, politely, and with great precision.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII
10  "I should never dare to say that I know the truth," said the Mason, whose words struck Pierre more and more by their precision and firmness.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II
11  The tune, played with precision and in exact time, began to thrill in the hearts of Nicholas and Natasha, arousing in them the same kind of sober mirth as radiated from Anisya Fedorovna's whole being.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII
12  The young officer was evidently exercising his duties for the first or second time and therefore treated both his superiors and the men with great precision and formality.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXI
13  I now related my history briefly but with firmness and precision, marking the dates with accuracy and never deviating into invective or exclamation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
14  Marianne's preserver, as Margaret, with more elegance than precision, styled Willoughby, called at the cottage early the next morning to make his personal enquiries.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
15  "I cannot admit it," said Sergey Ivanovitch, with his habitual clearness, precision of expression, and elegance of phrase.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 7
Example Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  The lenses are ground to a high standard of precision.
2  He organized the team with military precision.
3  The whole play was executed with great precision.
4  Please handle this precision instrument carefully.
5  Aim for more precision in your style.
6  Your desired precision is too technical and also far too wordy.
7  I think we can date the decline of Western Civilization quite precisely.
8  Nobody knows precisely how many people are still living in the camp.
9  It's not clear precisely how the accident happened.
10  Define precisely what you mean by 'crime'.
11  It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting.
12  The timing of the gun was precisely synchronized with the turning of the plane's propeller.
13  It is difficult to know precisely how much impact the changes will have.
14  The interview would have been more productive if the questions had been framed more precisely.
15  She did not specify precisely how many people were involved in the incident.