• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exacter An exactor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are no two zebras who have stripes that are exactly the same
    • n exacter One who exacts; an extortioner.
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  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “That things are changed, and that nothing really perishes, and that the sum of matter remains exactly the same, is sufficiently certain.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.”
  • Vernon Howard
    “We are exactly where we have chosen to be.”
  • Emily Post
    Emily Post
    “To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.”


In literature:

After this outbreak he was treated as a vicious wild beast, which, undoubtedly, was exactly what he was.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
A more serious drawback in exact work is the following.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
He exacted nothing from any man for which he did not pay.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Would you mind telling me exactly what it was?
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He knew exactly what that coffee and those cigarettes would be like.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
If it be replied that this is exactly what theology does, we answer it is exactly what it does not.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
To be exact, it reduced the draft on the team from twenty per cent to one-half, depending upon the nature of the soil.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
I loved her exactly as she was.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Wyvis is like him exactly, I believe.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
That's just exactly why I am running this statue.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham

In poetry:

The toad beneath the harrow knows
Exactly where each tooth-point goes.
The butterfly upon the road
Preaches contentment to that toad.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling
But whether, freed from recent vows,
Her heart had back to Abner flown,
And mark'd him for a second spouse,
In truth is not exactly known.
"Abner And The Widow Jones" by Robert Bloomfield
There she rested near out of breath,
And there she speed'ly met her death;
And nobody could exactly tell
Just where little Miss Snow Flake fell.
"Miss Snow Flake and the Lovers" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"Where is the pain that long has preyed
Upon you in so sad a way, sir?"
The Turk he giggled, blushed, and said:
I don't exactly like to say, sir."
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
We hadn't been wed quite a year,
When they showed me a grand little lad,
An th' old wimmen sed, "Sithee! luk here!
He's th' image exact ov his dad."
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
"To trim" was not a phrase I could
Remember having heard:
"Perhaps," I said, "you'll be so good
As tell me what is understood
Exactly by that word?"
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

INDIANAPOLIS — Roger Penske's strategy beat Michael Andretti by inches Saturday — 9.168 inches to be exact.
It's not exactly the beginning of "Time," but it's almost 100 years, so the publication has clout and has chronicled a large part of modern politics, culture, society and life as we know it.
As I sat in a silent classroom, that is exactly what I did.
Most people don't think of going to the sheriff's office when they want a few drinks, but that's exactly what volunteers for the Caddo Sheriff's Office did Wednesday afternoon.
That's a very good guess, and that's exactly right.
Adam Oates took hiring his first assistant coach very seriously, knowing exactly what he wanted to help him pass his messages along.
T he one—and possibly only—region of Spain that travelers may not think of as a gastronomic paradise is exactly where frontline gourmands are heading: Tenerife, in the Canary Islands .
When it rises swift and cold on Wednesday, Feb 2, the sun will mark the one day of the year exactly halfway between the past Winter Solstice and the March 20 Spring Equinox.
' Capote ': Exacting portrait of a singular artist.
If you're like me, it's exactly zero.
And I know exactly where I'd live: The Mission.
I usually try to keep my recommendations below the $20 mark, but if you want to taste exacting winemaking, then you have to step up to the plate.
The Zombie Pub Crawl isn't exactly family-friendly.
Magdalena has worked for me many years — 15, to be exact.
How often do you look at the barges passing on the Mississippi River and wonder what, exactly, they are carrying.

In science:

An n-cube F is said to be exact if all edges of F are short exact sequences.
Higher arithmetic K-theory
If F is an exact n-cube, then any face ∂ j i F is also exact.
Higher arithmetic K-theory
Finally, B0 is non-exact because it contains the non-exact sub-C ∗ -algebra C ∗ (u, v ) ∼= C ∗ (F2).
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
The “ √n”-window around the exact one-shot measurement time of pn/2 makes the algorithm more robust to measuring at exactly the right time.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
The model is exactly soluble in the sense that quantities of interest may be calculated exactly and rigorously.
The Random-Cluster Model