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Related to strictly speaking: in short, get to the bottom of, along with, I'll be damned, bygones
strictadjective absolute, accurate, austere, authoritative, autocratic, careful, close, despotic, dictatorial, diligens, disciplined, exact, exacting, extreme, faithful, fastidious, formal, hard, harsh, high-principled, imperious, inexorable, inflexible, limited, literal, meticulous, obdurate, obligatory, particular, positive, precise, principled, punctilious, puritanical, rigid, rigidus, rigorous, scrupulous, severe, severus, stern, stiff, straitlaced, stringent, tyrannical, unbending, uncompromising, unconditional, unerring, unyielding, veracious
Associated concepts: strict construction, strict interpretation, strict necessity
See also: astringent, close, conscientious, draconian, drastic, exact, explicit, factual, faithful, inflexible, intense, ironclad, literal, meticulous, narrow, orthodox, painstaking, particular, precise, punctilious, punctual, rigid, severe, stringent, tyrannous, unbending, uncompromising