Quotes of precisely

  1. The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. – Konrad Adenauer
  2. I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss- you can't do it alone. – John Cheever
  3. Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking. – Edward Dahlberg
  4. They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity. – Emily Dickinson
  5. I have been a woman for fifty years, and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am. – Jean Giraudoux
  6. Under Confucianism, the use of precisely measured court music, prescribed steps, actions, and phrases all added up to an extremely complex system of rituals, each used for a particular purpose at a particular time. – Benjamin Hoff
  7. I know that when Terry and I were together, 10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity. Precisely because it suggested that he had no value. – Armistead Maupin
  8. It cannot be precisely known how any thing is good or bad, till it is precisely known what it is. – James Mill
  9. Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data. – John Naisbitt
  10. The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely – Pope Benedict XVI
  11. To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought. – Tom Robbins
  12. To be a man is, precisely to be responsible. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  13. To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt. – Susan Sontag
  14. Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone. – Susan Sontag
  15. It's no small irony that the government inevitably and invariably ends up promoting precisely that which they would most like to repress. – Jock Sturges

Usage examples for precisely

  1. It is precisely because we have such a large reading public that America has attained her high intellectual average. – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. Twenty or thirty years later, I was myself one of a board called to deal with a precisely similar case. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  3. This is precisely what I should have said. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  4. Then besides, while Jonas is going from the clock out to the barn, the shadow is slowly moving on, all the time; so that he cannot tell exactly where the shadow was, when it was precisely twelve by the clock. – Rollo's Experiments by Jacob Abbott
  5. " Why, that is it, John, precisely that is it exactly! – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  6. That's precisely what I told him this morning. – Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor by William Somerset Maugham
  7. You have it precisely – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. They came and they separated with precisely opposite views. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  9. That is precisely what I desire. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  10. You see, he has begun to realize by this time that you are not precisely fond of him. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  11. It was indeed that precisely – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  12. " Precisely said Colonel Ferrers. – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards
  13. His best ideas just seemed to come to him, out of nowhere, precisely as the situation demanded them. – Brain Twister by Gordon Randall Garrett Laurence Mark Janifer
  14. That is precisely the way Mr. Blithers put it. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. " And that is precisely what I want to hear," he answered earnestly. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  16. And he would deny it for precisely the same reason. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  17. You're precisely what you always were. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  18. No; and there precisely lay the sorrow of the time. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  19. Precisely for that reason. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli

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