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‘No question it's an excellent film but how accurate is that description exactly?’
‘I want to ask him to open the books and tell us exactly what this war is costing in financial terms.’
‘Second, what does it mean, exactly, to talk about children dying from air pollution?’
‘Now, just exactly where have all the scraps of paper with the new addresses got to?’
‘Well a lot of the problem was the definitions of what is a yacht and who exactly is Rich.’
‘As a rule, there is no term in the contract about exactly where he is to work.’
‘While commonly used by many authors, it is not so easy to pinpoint exactly what they mean by the term.’
‘It took me a few minutes to figure out exactly what I hated about this painting.’
‘No one can be absolutely correct about when exactly life begins and every person will have his or her own view.’
‘More precisely, have you guessed exactly where the one large casino is going to be yet?’
‘When the first Icehotel in the world opened, some people were a little bemused by exactly what it was.’
‘We now know exactly what Lancashire has done in terms of modernisation, and what is needed.’
‘Do you know exactly what you want to do with yourself once your undergrad degree is over?’
‘He doesn't pull any punches and he lets you know in no uncertain terms exactly what he wants from you.’
‘Whether this assertion is warranted and what exactly it amounts to is quite another question.’
‘Newspapers can monitor exactly which stories in that spot will sell most papers.’
‘So we need to identify exactly what the barriers are to see if we can correct them.’
‘I'm not sure what bird it is exactly, it's definitely a raptor, and looks like a huge hawk.’
‘It would have been a perfect spot for stargazing, had she known exactly what it was she was looking for.’
‘We need to identify exactly where problems exist and respond to them with precision.’
2Used as a reply to confirm or agree with what has just been said.
‘‘You mean that you're going to tell me the truth?’ ‘Exactly.’’
precisely, yes, right, that's right, just so, quite so, quite, indeed, absolutely, truly, certainly, definitely, assuredly, undoubtedly, indubitably, without a doubt