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It's exactly three o'clock.
The wood should measure five centimetres exactly.
The house is exactly the same as it was 20 years ago.
She sounds exactly like her mother.
She was standing exactly where you are now.
'If he does that again, he could lose his job.' 'Exactly!'
It's not exactly a novel, more an extended short story.
'You're leaving, aren't you?' 'Not exactly, I'm just going on holiday.'
£300,000 for a picture is not exactly cheap.
She's not exactly the world's greatest singer.
What exactly did he say?
Where exactly do you live?
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American English version of definition of exactly
a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used
the distance from the centre of a circle to its edge, or a straight line from the centre to the edge
a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …
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