be precise

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References in classic literature ?
I should have found for myself a form of activity in keeping with it, to be precise, drinking to the health of everything "sublime and beautiful.
In these times of ours, though concerning the exact year there is no need to be precise, a boat of dirty and disreputable appearance, with two figures in it, floated on the Thames, between Southwark bridge which is of iron, and London Bridge which is of stone, as an autumn evening was closing in.
It was about six feet in length by two and a half in breadth; I observed it attentively, and like to be precise.
As the title states, the images correspond, in the order presented on the wall, to each page of the novel--the first Viking edition, to be precise.
But the difference between the ordinary teaching of the church and the extraordinary or infallible teaching is that the church uses her infallible teaching authority to be precise.
OA: Of course you have to be precise with words, and Bresson and Rohmer are extremely careful in their use of "grace.