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 Meanings and Examples of PUNCTUAL
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punctual
 a.  happening at the expected, correct time; not late
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  She made a strong attempt to compose herself, and stammered that he was as punctual as ever.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
2  "As punctual as ever," he repeated, coming up to us.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
3  I was always punctual at the office; at the Doctor's too: and I really did work, as the common expression is, like a cart-horse.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
4  I laboured hard at my book, without allowing it to interfere with the punctual discharge of my newspaper duties; and it came out and was very successful.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
5  We took my aunt into our counsels in the afternoon; but our only decided conclusion was, that we would be very punctual in keeping Mr. Micawber's appointment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
6  What I wish is, to be perfectly business-like, and perfectly punctual.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
7  Stepan Arkadyevitch remembered his joke about this punctual, bald watchmaker, "that the German was wound up for a whole lifetime himself, to wind up watches," and he smiled.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 4
8  The observance of Sunday at Bellomont was chiefly marked by the punctual appearance of the smart omnibus destined to convey the household to the little church at the gates.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
9  They appeared, therefore, punctual and resigned, with the air of people bound for a dull "At Home," and after them Hilda and Muriel straggled, yawning and pinning each other's veils and ribbons as they came.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
10  Four o'clock found her in the drawing-room: she was sure that Selden would be punctual.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
11  She herself was punctual, and efficient at making dressings, but she could not, like Mrs. Lyman Cass and Mrs. Bogart, fill the dressings with hate for enemies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
12  It can't last for ever, thank God, and his Ramadan only comes once a year; and I don't believe it's very punctual then.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
13  This is all very provoking to Miss Scatcherd, who is naturally neat, punctual, and particular.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  Mr. Collins was punctual to his time, and was received with great politeness by the whole family.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
15  Mr. Darcy was punctual in his return, and as Lydia informed you, attended the wedding.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
Example Sentence:
1  I am not myself a particularly punctual person.
2  He's always very punctual.
3  She is always punctual, but her friend is always late.
4  My cat makes a punctual appearance at mealtimes.
5  Please make every endeavour to arrive punctually.
6  He arrived punctually at four o'clock.