Examples from the Corpus

exactly• The bill came to exactly $1000.• It's exactly 5 o'clock.• The baby was born almost exactly a year after they were married.• Where exactly are you from?• You must do exactly as I say.• Assemble the table exactly as shown in the diagram on the left.• Glue the pieces together, exactly as shown in the diagram.• What exactly did you want to see?• These latter were nearly all middle-aged or C3 with bad eyesight, so the outlook was not exactly exhilarating.• The kittens know instinctively what to do, they just have to learn exactly how to do it skilfully.• I don't exactly know how to dry herbs, could you show me?• That's exactly right.• This is exactly the kind of job that computers are good at.• It tastes exactly the same as meat.• He couldn't, though, for exactly the same reasons that he had left her in the first place.• That's exactly the sort of material I'm looking for.• It took us exactly two hours to get here.• But the truth is that the speech did exactly what Dole and his advisers wanted it to do.• That's exactly what happened to me!• I'm sure he knew exactly what he was doing.• The earrings are beautiful! They're exactly what I wanted.• The doctors can't say exactly what's wrong with my mother.• The police want to know exactly when you left the building.• Some members stay in Washington, but I knew exactly where I was going.exactly where/what/when etc• This means that you specify exactly what each concept means and how it might be measured.• He meant exactly what he said.• He has done exactly what he was hired to do.• Which is exactly what I did.• This, too, is exactly what real-life geneticists do.• Learning is so fundamental that we seldom stop to analyze exactly what takes place.• Think about each one and decide exactly what the problem is.exactly the opposite• It is just possible that it does exactly the opposite.• The concert pianist did exactly the opposite.• The reality is exactly the opposite.• Yet it would be possible to argue exactly the opposite case.• All the policies that the hon. Gentleman and his party advocate would move us in exactly the opposite direction.• The evidence points in exactly the opposite direction.• It seems Cheltenham's artistic attempt to engender friendship is having exactly the opposite effect, for the time being at least.• Before I read the book, I thought this was exactly the opposite of the truth.