PRECISION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRECISION
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 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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
7  Also, they were inaccurate; they did not sting with precision.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   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 Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
9  Berg always spoke quietly, politely, and with great precision.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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 Shelley
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 7
Example Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
16  They look precisely the same to me.
17  It's precisely that sort of slick sales - talk that I mistrust.
18  Don't stick too precisely to what it says in the book.
19  Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological findings.
20  The story of Byzantine art, though not precisely devious, is not straightforward either.
21  What's truly ironic is how both sides in this polarized debate use precisely the same tactics.
22  Unless being precisely on time is important, don't bring up the tardiness issue with an employee who is occasionally late.
23  Gary Near, a San Francisco attorney representing the plaintiffs, said the airlines have precise records of who should get refunds.
24  With her precise use of language and intimidating aspect, she was a typical traditional schoolmistress.
25  I don't know the precise meaning of the word 'gleaned'.
26  I can remember the precise moment when my daughter came to see me and her new baby brother in hospital.
27  She gave me clear and precise directions.
28  I can't give you a precise date.
29  Doctors found it hard to establish the precise nature of her illness.
30  It was difficult to measure the precise impact of the labor action.