Phrases with "exactly"

Arthur Conan Doyle With these I journeyed down to Streatham and saw that they exactly fitted the tracks. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope Not that he put it exactly in that shape, even to himself; but could he have unravelled his own thoughts, he would have found that such was the web on which they were based. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Smith and Jones (joining the game alternately) were aids to whist, exactly as they were aids to conversation. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Arnold Benne Fortunately the financial side of existence does not interest us here; for our present purpose the clerk at a pound a week is exactly as well off as the millionaire in Carlton House-terrace. How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day by Arnold Benne

But that is exactly what is done when every individual morsel of the sensational stream takes up the adjacent morsels by coalescing with them. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Jules Verne The needle pointed in exactly the opposite direction to that expected. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Yes, she had taken him by surprise, and for that reason the conversation which began was not exactly as he would have conducted it if he had been prepared for her pointblank question. Victory by Joseph Conrad [1914]

Their faces fell in disappointment, for it required only the briefest of inspections to perceive that everything was exactly as it had been before. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Henry James There were questions the girl wished to put to Mademoiselle Voisin — questions which, having admired her from the balcony, she felt she was exactly the person to answer. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Wilkie Collins We are now going to dine, exactly at the hour at which the birthday dinner was given last year. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Jules Verne We are not moving, and should circumstances not change, we’ll find ourselves to-morrow in exactly the same place. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

Henry James What he saw was exactly the right thing — a boat advancing round the bend and containing a man who held the paddles and a lady, at the stern, with a pink parasol. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

D. H. Lawrence But he’s the sort of chap I don’t exactly fancy mixing my broth with, and drinking out of the same can with. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy It had been drawn up exactly opposite the open gate. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle We are all in your hands, Mr. Holmes, and you must tell us exactly what you would like done. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Guy de Maupassan Jeanne and Julien, somewhat taken aback, endeavored to be agreeable, but although they felt too embarrassed to remain any longer, they did not know exactly how to take their leave. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Walter Scott He stopped short exactly at the point where, as an affectionate relative, he might be supposed to have said enough. Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott [1822]

Well, in exactly three minutes from the moment I leave this room you will hear me talking loudly. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Edith Wharton It’s going to be exactly the kind of job he likes. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

William Dampier The mast stands exactly in the middle, with a long yard that peeps up and down like a mizzen-yard. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

E. Phillips Oppenheim No one knew exactly what to say. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Borrow We had arrived exactly at such a place as in my boyhood I had pictured to myself as the termination of the world, beyond which there was a wild sea, or abyss, or chaos. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

G. K. Chesterton Now I think the first thing that struck me as startling was exactly this; that these two schools, which were logically in contradiction, were practically in combination. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Ford Madox Ford With the same air of finding Christopher Tietjens fit in exactly to an expected landscape she turned on him. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

Charles Kingsley If you chip off a bit, you find it exactly like fine whity-brown sugar, only intensely hard. Thoughts in a Gravel-Pit by Charles Kingsley

Often, except that there is nothing illegal about them, they are started in exactly the same spirit as one would start a brothel or a bucket shop. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

It is kind!” Glyndon, with a little embarrassment, accepted the compliment to his kindness, which he did not exactly deserve. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

G. K. Chesterton If she went over, she would go over for ever; and she had to consider what exactly she would leave behind. The Return of Don Quixote by G. K. Chesterton [1927]

George Gissing And this was exactly what happened, though not until the first piece had been performed. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

Jules Verne It was following exactly the same route as the Victoria. “Well,” said the doctor, “nothing remains for us but to make signals; take the flag, Kennedy, and show them our colors. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

E. F. Benson The Hastings Chronicle next week would no doubt announce that she had abandoned her excavations for the present, and Elizabeth might make exactly what she chose out of that. Lucia's Progress by E. F. Benson [1935]

In the obscured moonlight I supposed it was a native dog, but it was white, and looked exactly like a large fat lamb. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

While I remain in this house I intend to come, and to go, and to do exactly as I please. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Theodore Dreiser It was a delicate matter to engineer, and in such matters he was not exactly the soul of tact; but he undertook it. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

E. Nesbi Of course you know already exactly what was going to happen. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

G. K. Chesterton But you seem to be exactly in the right frame of mind. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Wilkie Collins It is exactly like her to take that roundabout way of satisfying her curiosity about a daughter-in-law she disapproves of. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

You must depart exactly the same party as you arrived. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

H.P. Lovecraft I did not sleep well that night, and wondered exactly when the end would come. The Temple by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

George Gissing His trousers were of moleskin; his boots reached almost to his knees; for head-covering he had the cheapest kind of undyed felt, its form exactly that of the old petasus. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

What was known of Captain Hagberd in the little seaport of Colebrook was not exactly in his favour. To-morrow by Joseph Conrad [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Give yourself thoroughly into the life of Sir Everard Dominey, Baronet, of Dominey Hall, Norfolk, and pursue exactly the course which you think Sir Everard himself would be likely to take. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Henry James It was hard to see what he meant for instance by speaking of his provincial side — which was exactly the side she would have taken him most to lack. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Theodore Dreiser It was not exactly obvious at the moment on what point he could make an appeal. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Willa Cather His sister was a tall, strong girl, and she walked rapidly and resolutely, as if she knew exactly where she was going and what she was going to do next. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim You can return and tell your mistress exactly what has happened. Peter Ruff and the Double Four by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1912]

Wilkie Collins I was shown into a morning-room exactly like other morning-rooms in country houses. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Sir Walter Scott Several individuals might be discovered who were not exactly at their ease in the splendid dresses which they wore, and who, therefore, might be supposed not habitually familiar with such finery. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

The poor wretch was not exactly frightened, but not very far from it. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

George Gissing Jack uttered a phrase of stinging sarcasm with reference to Pennyloaf’s red feather; whereupon Bob smote him exactly between the eyes. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

I tried to ride Rataplan exactly as if we were riding in a public race. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Vsevolod Krestovsky Just exactly nine,” Escrocevitch obsequiously helped him out. Knights of Industry by Vsevolod Krestovsky

I’ve met him several times in Court, and know exactly what he’s like. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

Anthony Trollope She thought of this man, this lover of whom she was so unconscious, exactly as her father did, exactly as the Grantlys did. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling There was a faint “plop” from the basinexactly like the noise a fish makes when it takes a fly — and the green light in the centre revived. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

D. H. Lawrence For they had exactly the same anti-military feeling as himself, and they simply loathed the thought of being compelled to serve. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

E. Phillips Oppenheim Before they committed themselves finally they wanted to find out exactly how far we had got on with our rearmament scheme. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

The statement in the text concerning a portion of the materia medica stands exactly as delivered, and is meant exactly as it stands. Medical Essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Henry Kingsley And this is the better art, because it is exactly what Charles began to do himself. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Wilkie Collins You shall hear exactly how it happened. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Arthur Machen I haven’t exactly made up my mind, but I thought you might advise me. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

E. Phillips Oppenheim No one knew exactly what was happening except that handful of men seated in the official library of No. 10, Downing Street, and they themselves had very few facts to go on. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

Anthony Trollope He did not exactly live at Barchester, because the house was not ready. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

As soon as you tell him about anything that’s happening nowadays he says that exactly the same thing happened in the reign of King So-and-so. Coming up for Air by George Orwell

Wilkie Collins If we could, this year, exactly reproduce, in your case, the conditions as they existed last year, it is physiologically certain that we should arrive at exactly the same result. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

George Gissing He advanced with a look which was not exactly indifferent yet showed no surprise; the smile only came to his face when he was near enough to speak. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Sinclair Lewis But with a shock of anger he saw that that was exactly what he had been condemning just a few days ago: the irrational dramatic power of the crusading leader, clerical or political. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

I took him to the Rue Payenne, to exactly the same spot where, a year before, at the very same hour, he had paid me the compliment I have related to you. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Henry Kingsley When Lady Hainault spoke thus aloud to herself, she gave a guilty start, and said, “Immediately, my lady,” which you will perceive was not exactly appropriate to the occasion. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

He wondered what exactly was going to be Mark Romilly’s proper place. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

All history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells We can still believe that exactly the same cause would produce exactly the same effect. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Edgar Allan Poe He would turn round upon one heel by the hour, in this manner — so — Here the friend whom he had just interrupted by a whisper, performed an exactly similar office for himself. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Rudyard Kipling When the mahout returned, he beat her for breaking her tether exactly as the Englishman had done, but much more severely, and the ridiculous old thing hopped on three legs for fully five minutes. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Wilkie Collins It was of exactly the same size as the volume in the vestry, the only difference being that the copy was more smartly bound. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

I should not exactly like it for one of my own daughters. The Beginning of the End by Ellen Wood [1869]

Rudyard Kipling Do exactly what I tell you, profit by my instruction and counsels, and all will yet be well. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry James That isn’t the way it will happen, for she’s exactly as conscientious as Mrs. Brash.” “Then what is the way?” I asked. The Beldonald Holbein by Henry James [1901]

George Borrow The master of the house, to whom, as in duty bound, I communicated my intention before I spoke of it to the servants, was, I make no doubt, very sorry, though he did not exactly tell me so. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Jules Verne And why had not Phil Evans been elected president of the club? The votes were exactly divided between Uncle Prudent and him. Robur the Conqueror by Jules Verne [1887]

Wilkie Collins That is exactly what your own Poor Law says to you, every time the collector leaves the paper at your house. The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Edith Wharton Life, for her, wherever she is, consists in going somewhere else in order to do exactly the same thing. The Mother’s Recompense by Edith Wharton [1925]

Two-thirds of the people in the camp were doing exactly the same thing; just dozing in the sun, and waking to gaze at nothing, like cows. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Walter Besant And for nearly three weeks, the great Earl of Derwentwater became a fugitive, living I know not exactly how or where, but in hiding always. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Sir Walter Scott It was a small case, or casket — for Lovel could not at the distance exactly discern its shape, which, from the Baronet’s exclamation as he opened it, he concluded was filled with coin. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Willa Cather It’s exactly what Mahler said back there in the beginning, when she sang WOGLINDE. It’s the idea, the basic idea, pulsing behind every bar she sings. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Charles Dickens His manner of bearing his poverty, too, exactly corresponded to his manner of bearing that defeat. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens [1860]

The more he thought, the more he felt convinced that Banjer and his brothers were exactly the men he wanted. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Anthony Trollope Porlock, of course, would feel exactly the same about the governor; but if the governor were to walk, I think Porlock would console himself with the thirty thousand a year. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Morrison I fear I can’t exactly go as far as that. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Theodore Dreiser Neither of them knew exactly what. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

He had not left for good, however, because his car was still in the garage and so he, John Harden, had left a note for him, telling him exactly what to do when he came back. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

That musical noise returned, but now the note was low, fierce, passionate, exactly resembling a deep, forced human cry of love-pain . The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

The larger basal spots occupy exactly the same relative position on these feathers as do the perfect ocelli on the longer wing-feathers. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

But I’ve got to meet that, and I’ll do it by being, temporarily, of course, exactly the man I seem. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Baldwin Spencer This same thing goes on at every camp that he visits and exactly the same etiquette is observed when the visitors arrive at the camp from which the messenger was sent. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Then exactly a week after the jewellery had been brought home the crime occurred. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His utmost strength, however, scarcely sufficed to bring them down; and rising again, the next instant, they bade him defiance, exactly as before. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

E. F. Benson I told him exactly what I had seen and what I believed it meant, and I fancy that his belief in the possibility of folk-lore entering the domain of practical life was very considerably quickened. The Shootings Of Achnaleish by E. F. Benson

Benjamin Disraeli In a word, our friend was in an entirely new scene, which was exactly the thing he required. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

E. F. Benson No; Miss Mapp knew better than that, but she had not made up her mind exactly what it was that she knew. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

The nervous little tailor, too, stated he had seen Queen Victoria most clearly, and said she looked exactly as she used to when driving in processions through the streets. The Dark Mill Stream by Arthur Gask [1947]

George Gissing Seven years ago exactly I was visited by a man in a wretched state of poverty, who gave as his reason for calling on me the fact that he had had an uncle of my name. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Willa Cather She had, he sometimes remarked to her mother, exactly the wide femur and flat shoulder-blade of his old slab-sided Kanuck grandfather. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Charles Dickens On the whole, Boots said it had a tendency to make him feel as if he was in love himself — only he didn’t exactly know who with. The Holly-Tree by Charles Dickens [1855]

Wilkie Collins He produced the little casket, and made exactly the same application which he had afterwards made to me. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Fortune could never have provided him with a human creature modelled more exactly according to his requirements. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

He now lusted for her in exactly the way that, in his younger days, he had lusted for many women. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Thomas Hardy The room we slept in is exactly over his own. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

My small patrimonial inheritance gave to me, as it did to each of my four brothers, exactly one hundred and fifty pounds a-year: and to each of my sisters exactly one hundred pounds a-year. The Orphan Heiress by Thomas De Quincey [1835]

Arthur Machen And it must be said that the critical reception of the book was not exactly encouraging. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

Anthony Trollope You must know exactly what has been the effect in your mother’s house of the scene between me and your brother at that hotel. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Anthony Trollope That the story was not exactly true, he knew very well. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope The quarrel at this point was interrupted by the arrival of another man, who crept up round the corner on to the veranda exactly as Boscobel had done. Harry Heathcote of Gangoil by Anthony Trollope

But directly you were near enough to have a good look into his eyes, that was where his lack of age showed, though he was not exactly a boy. The Warrior’s Soul by Joseph Conrad [1916]

Kenneth Grahame The worst of it is, I don’t exactly know where we are. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The lodes are not ribboned, but consist of quartz, jointed across from side to side, exactly like trappean dykes. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Algernon Blackwood Joan, meanwhile, Joan, elusive creature of the wilds, became I know not exactly what. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

He had not heard four words of Renzo’s harangue, before he had fixed upon him as a capital objectexactly his man. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Willa Cather He could remember exactly how the world had looked then. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Indeed he was so sudden she didn’t exactly know whether she ought to marry him at all. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Charles Stur Over the level outline the tops of the projections of this range were to be seen all exactly alike; but there was an open space to the north-east, as if the fall of waters was to that point. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Guy de Maupassant They talked over the affairs of the house exactly as if they were equals. Alexandre by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

R. D. Blackmore Everything she said was so exactly to the point that he could not conceive how it should have been so slighted, and she for her part begged him to stay and partake of their simple dinner. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Leon Trotsky Press and orators did nothing but expose Trotskyism, although no one knew exactly what it meant. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Machen As I said to the wife (as she was soon afterwards), “We don’t exactly want to set up a chamber of horrors, do we?” So I sold off the lot for what I could get. A Fragment of Life by Arthur Machen

Gertrude Stein A reason is that a curly house an ordinary curly house is exactly that, it is exactly more than that, it is so exactly no more than more than that. Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

Maxim Gorky His hands become nervous when he takes the cards up, exactly as if he were holding live birds instead of inanimate pieces of cardboard. Reminiscences of Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy by Maxim Gorky

Andrew Lang By and by two babies, exactly alike, lay in a cradle, and in the garden were two tall plants, with two brilliant shields on the top. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Oliver stood at the top of it, exactly as he had stood at the other, his gaze fixed on her, his face ghastly. A Tragedy by Ellen Wood [1886]

Lotze has made some penetrating remarks on this conception of Leibnitz’s, and they exactly fall in with what I say of the absolutist conception. A Pluralistic Universe by William James [1909]

Anthony Trollope Rowan had a way with him that was not exactly a way of submission, and Tappitt would certainly not have dared to encounter him on any such matter as his behaviour in a drawing-room. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Henry James Lady Agnes challenged him upon this low prospect exactly as if he had embraced it with the malignant purpose of making the return of his late intended impossible. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

Needn’t tell him exactly what for. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

At first these altercations seemed exactly like the quarrels of workmen at home, but a closer inspection showed that it was merely the persistent effort of one to help another. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

When I left Tarvrille’s, I felt I could anticipate exactly how she would meet my homecoming. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

William Henry Bragg The two curves exactly resemble each other in all but height. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

T. H. Huxley Every great step in our progress in discovering causes has been made in exactly the same way as that which I have detailed to you. Essays by T. H. Huxley

Benjamin Disraeli Lady Annabel remained in exactly the same position, Venetia standing at a little distance from her, looking resigned and sorrowful. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Anthony Trollope At this period of the year she invariably came in exactly at half past nine. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Benjamin Disraeli But her conduct did not exactly accord with her speech. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

D. H. Lawrence He was very curious about the girls, to find out exactly what they were doing. The Fox by D. H. Lawrence

He’s acted just exactly right, and you — you’ve acted — I don’t know HOW you’ve acted. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Do you know of any other man who, knowing you exactly as you are, would wish to marry you?” She shook her head. I Saw Three Ships by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch [1893]

Benjamin Disraeli I do not know how it exactly came about, but my wife took a violent fancy to the place. Endymion by Benjamin Disraeli [1880]

Got this idea from Mr. Plummer. How closely he walks! his mind so exactly suits mine. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Leon Trotsky But that is exactly what he did. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Anthony Trollope The father has been represented as not being exactly prepossessing; but the son, according to my ideas, was much less so. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

Theodore Dreiser Every rat knows exactly where it is and what it is doing. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

It came from the open door on their left, and was exactly like a single chord struck heavily on the piano. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

Arnold Bennett She thought: “If this stupid girl wants trouble, she has come to me at exactly and precisely the right moment to get it. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Arthur Conan Doyle I must beg, however, that you will kindly refrain from thinking for yourself, and that you will do exactly what you are told. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Bruff had done exactly what I had dreaded he would do, when he asked Mrs. Ablewhite for Rachel’s bonnet and shawl. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

H. G. Wells What exactly had Catherine found? She was resourceful. The Brothers by H. G. Wells [1938]

Algernon Blackwood Into his eyes stole an expression she could not exactly fathom. The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood [1922]

Edith Wharton It’s exactly what I want to find out,” said the other genially. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Arthur Conan Doyle I will tell you now exactly what I did and why it was that I did it. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Anthony Trollope It had come to be quite understood by the Quaker that Marion was to do exactly as she pleased with her lover. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

They were never exactly of the earth earthly. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

Anthony Trollope Undecimus, with filial piety, had taken his father exactly at his word, and swapped himself for £10,000. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Everything was exactly as it had been when he had come in with the inspector, and everything, as he had been told, exactly as it had been found upon the morning of the murder. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

When Flora made her appearance with lights, every thing seemed to be exactly as She had left it. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Here was one who perchance might help him to some clue to that old mystery, the scandal and suspected crime related by Tom Philter. He told Vincenti the story exactly as Philter had told it to him. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

William Story came over to see him from Siena, where he was spending the summer, exactly as Hawthorne describes the visit of Kenyon to Donatello in his romance. The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns [1906]

Mr. Ely’s last journey from Shanklin up to town had not been exactly of a cheerful kind. Mr. Ely’s Engagement by Richard Marsh

G. K. Chesterton But for a gentleman dodging the police like yourself, it isn’t exactly the right way of putting it. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

He could have pictured it exactly in advance, from the Blue-and-Gray speech down to the smallest rosebud. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]

Well, I WA’N’T exactly a college graduate, and I went to school odd times. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Anthony Trollope The moment I saw Augusta I felt that she was exactly the girl to make me happy. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Yes, Varick, that is exactly what I do mean. From Out the Vasty Deep by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1920]

Arnold Bennett He could do exactly as he pleased with a commercial apparatus that brought in some eight hundred pounds a year net. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Henry Handel Richardson Madeleine stared down it, and did not feel exactly satisfied with the result of her investigation. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

I forget now exactly how the subject was led up to. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Not much matter of family pride here, you will say! True, and that is exactly the reason which made me cherish family pride elsewhere. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Tobias Smolle His horse was exactly in the stile of its rider; a resurrection of dry bones, which (as we afterwards learned) he valued exceedingly, as the only present he had ever received in his life. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Sinclair Lewis And I want to know if you really are Emily?” “Meaning?” “I didn’t — er — exactly call you Emily because of my mother, but because the name means old gardens and a charming family. Moths in the Arc Light by Sinclair Lewis

Jules Verne The orb was exactly in the condition determined by the Cambridge Observatory. It was mathematically at its perigee, and at the zenith of the twenty-eighth parallel. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Jules Verne It was a direct route across, and lay exactly along the 37th parallel. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Anthony Trollope But Madame Goesler, who knew exactly how to receive such attentions, turned a glance now and then upon Phineas Finn, which he could now read with absolute precision. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Machen The sign I described to you was exactly the same shape as my punch-bowl. The Shining Pyramid by Arthur Machen

At exactly nine o’clock the King himself gave the signal to start, and each one mounted and set out to the meet. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Anthony Trollope Mrs Robarts’s own fears, however, were running entirely in the direction of her husband; — and, indeed, Lady Lufton had a word to two to say on that subject also, only not exactly now. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

I have already let you know, that I am still alive; but to say truth, I look upon my present circumstances to be exactly the same with those of departed spirits. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Henry James I had, on the contrary,” she explained, “put it here, in full view, exactly that you might see. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

H. G. Wells The wasp-like resemblance was increased by the fact that the apparatus flew with a deep booming hum, exactly the sound made by a wasp at a windowpane. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Not exactly an intellectual person, you know, but quiet, and great force of character. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Henry James Late that night, while the house slept, we had another talk in my room, when she went all the way with me as to its being beyond doubt that I had seen exactly what I had seen. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

Wilkie Collins I am now somewhere between seventy and eighty years of age — never mind exactly where! I am reckoned to have got as pretty a knowledge and experience of the world as most men. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Had she known exactly the footing she stood on as to the law, she would have been decided. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

Anthony Trollope He was not exactly the man to overlook his own slighted claims, or to forgive the preference shown to another. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Meanwhile you will all stay exactly where you are, with the exception of the store-keeper, who will kindly accompany me to the store. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

Andrew Lang But it is impossible for an Englishman to know whether these American types are exactly drawn or not. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

The beauty and dress of the women exactly resemble the ideas of the ancient nymphs, as they are given us by the representations of the poets and painters. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

He never said exactly what he was expecting, but he led people to suppose that when that time arrived something extraordinarily agreeable would happen to him. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It is exactly a year and four days. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

D. H. Lawrence I will let you know exactly when. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Willa Cather He could remember exactly how Mrs. Erlich and the boys had looked to him on that first night, could repeat almost word for word the conversation which had been so novel to him. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

She hadn’t exactly said this, but he was able to understand it from what she did say. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Sinclair Lewis He tried to reach Dr. Cope Anderson, for that bulky chemist, to whom his Negro friends were exactly like his white friends, only slightly more so, would be a competent bruiser in a fight. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James This latter trophy ticked at present on the marble slab of a commode that exactly matched it in splendour and style. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]