exactly exactly  /ɪɡ ˈzækt li/


  1. (adv) indicating exactness or preciseness
  2. (adv) just as it should be
  3. (adv) in a precise manner


  1. American schools aren't exactly frozen in time, but considering the pace of change in other areas of life, our public schools tend to feel like throwbacks.
  2. It's not clear when or where the asteroid will hit, or exactly how severe the consequences will be.
  3. Crude but powerful: exactly what a political cartoon is supposed to be.


  1. Minnesota Twins Closer Glen Perkins is Helping Fans Forget Joe Nathan

    COMMENTARY | It's been exactly a year since the Minnesota Twins' Glen Perkins started sharing closer duties, and his transition from replacement-level starter to dominant relief ace is complete. Perkins' performance out of the bullpen would make former Twins closer Joe Nathan proud.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Kim Kardashian's Early Labor: "You're Not Doing the Baby Any Favors By Keeping It Inside," Says Doctor

    Kim Kardashian did exactly what nature may have intended on Saturday. The E! star had a medical condition that caused her to give birth to her baby girl five weeks prematurely, and,...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. Dunkin' Donuts to offer gluten-free donuts, muffins

    Dunkin' Donuts isn't exactly known as a dieter's paradise, but it'll soon have the gluten-free crowd covered.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNN Money


  1. So when Sotomayor says things like this -- "I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage" -- it's very easy to label her an scourge of identity...
    on May 27, 2009 By: Sonia Sotomayor Source: Atlantic Online

  2. Conceding that Ms. Palin isn't yet a national figure, Mr. McCain said: "When you get to know her, you're going to be as impressed as I am. She knows where she comes from, and she knows who she works for. ...... She's exactly who I need. She's...
    on Aug 30, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. "I think it's going to take some time and our legal teams are working in consultation with our national security apparatus as we speak, to help design exactly what we need to do," Obama said.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

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