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exactly

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1 as stated or indicated without the slightest difference
  • we will meet at exactly six o'clock

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2 in the same manner
  • he wants to be exactly like his father

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3 in the same words
  • a plagiarism suit alleging that one historian had copied large segments of another's text exactly

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4 without any relaxation of standards or precision
  • follow the rules exactly and you won't get into trouble

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6 used to express agreement
  • "Are you calling me a liar?" "Exactly."

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The first known use of exactly was in 1612

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“Exactly.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/exactly. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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