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‘We need to identify exactly where problems exist and respond to them with precision.’
‘I'm not sure what bird it is exactly, it's definitely a raptor, and looks like a huge hawk.’
‘No question it's an excellent film but how accurate is that description exactly?’
‘As a rule, there is no term in the contract about exactly where he is to work.’
‘More precisely, have you guessed exactly where the one large casino is going to be yet?’
‘Whether this assertion is warranted and what exactly it amounts to is quite another question.’
‘So we need to identify exactly what the barriers are to see if we can correct them.’
‘When the first Icehotel in the world opened, some people were a little bemused by exactly what it was.’
‘He doesn't pull any punches and he lets you know in no uncertain terms exactly what he wants from you.’
‘We now know exactly what Lancashire has done in terms of modernisation, and what is needed.’
‘No one can be absolutely correct about when exactly life begins and every person will have his or her own view.’
‘It took me a few minutes to figure out exactly what I hated about this painting.’
‘Now, just exactly where have all the scraps of paper with the new addresses got to?’
‘Second, what does it mean, exactly, to talk about children dying from air pollution?’
‘Newspapers can monitor exactly which stories in that spot will sell most papers.’
‘It would have been a perfect spot for stargazing, had she known exactly what it was she was looking for.’
‘Well a lot of the problem was the definitions of what is a yacht and who exactly is Rich.’
‘Do you know exactly what you want to do with yourself once your undergrad degree is over?’
‘I want to ask him to open the books and tell us exactly what this war is costing in financial terms.’
‘While commonly used by many authors, it is not so easy to pinpoint exactly what they mean by the term.’
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