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Are you quite sure you know what to do?
It's quite impossible to keep the house clean when all the children are here.
I don't quite understand the problem.
The drawing's not quite right.
They're doing a marvellous job, but they haven't quite finished.
'Are you ready?' 'Not quite.'
I'm not sure that 'respect' is quite the right word.
I don't know quite why you've come here and I suggest you leave.
We couldn't quite remember where you lived.
'It's not the kind of behaviour we expect from a teacher.' 'Quite.'
'It is most important that the matter should be kept secret.' 'Quite so.'
'Some laws are meant to be broken.' 'Quite right.'
This is the British English definition of quite. View American English definition of quite.
very unpleasant or dirty
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