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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Exactly’. Over 50 Sentences


Exactly — US. [ɪɡˈzæktlɪ], UK. [ɪɡˈzæk(t)lɪ]

Main meanings:

  1. Precisely; accurately and without error.
  2. Without any doubt; in a manner that is unquestionably true or factual.
  3. Used to emphasize agreement or alignment with someone else’s statement or opinion.


10 simple sentences:

  • She arrived exactly on time.
  • It’s exactly what I wanted.
  • Did you mean exactly this?
  • He understood the task exactly.
  • I can’t remember exactly when.
  • She followed the recipe exactly.
  • Tell me exactly what happened.
  • We’re leaving exactly at noon.
  • I need it done exactly right.
  • Can you describe it exactly?


The sentences from movies:

Not exactly. – The Departed (2006)

That’s exactly my point. – The Matrix (1999)

Which is what exactly? – Avatar (2009)

Doesn’t exactly travel light, does she? – Titanic (1997)

Where exactly are we taking him? – Black Panther (2018)

Hagrid, exactly what is that? – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

What exactly did you see? – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

l know exactly who he was. – The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Late for what, exactly? – How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

Not hurt, exactly? – Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2010)

Yes, that’s exactly what I mean! – Django Unchained (2012)

This is exactly what he wants. – V for Vendetta (2006)

That’s exactly what I hate. – American History X (1998)

What exactly are you trying to find out? – The Green Mile (1999)

And what exactly are we celebrating? – Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

I don’t think he does, not exactly. – The Usual Suspects (1995)

Where exactly were the kids? – Léon (1994)

My feeling exactly. – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

I knowed exactly what was in store for me. – No Country for Old Men (2007)

That’s exactly who I am and what I am, sir. – A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Yes, that’s exactly so. – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

To be 71 degrees exactly. – Elf (2003)

But you’re exactly right. – Good Will Hunting (1998)

We’re not exactly close. – Million Dollar Baby (2005)

Wait a minute, what exactly would this mean? – Jurassic Park (1993)

That’s exactly what you deserve. – Gone Girl (2014)

My point exactly. – The Lion King (1994)

Right that’s exactly right. – Aquaman (2018)

Well, no, not exactly. – The Big Lebowski (1998)

Exactly, honey. – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

This isn’t exactly a dump we’re moving to. – The Karate Kid (1984)

What kind exactly? – Transformers (2007)

What am I looking for exactly? – Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

And I know exactly what’s going on here. – Star Trek (2009)

Though I wouldn’t call it a war, exactly. – X-Men: First Class (2011)

ATT knows exactly what they’re doing. – BlackBerry (2023)

What is the job exactly? – Taken (2009)

Exactly the way it was? – Shrek (2001)

Well, actually, it’s not my ball exactly. – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

They must be followed exactly. – Twelve Monkeys (1996)

It’s not exactly the word I would use. – Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

The investigators didn’t seem to like the story, exactly. – Life of Pi (2012)