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strictly speaking

In the most literal or precise sense. Strictly speaking, we're not supposed to use the lab after hours, but there's really no way to avoid it.
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strictly ˈspeaking

if you are using words or rules in their exact or correct sense: Strictly speaking, nobody under 18 can join this club, but as you are nearly 18...Strictly speaking, a tomato is a fruit, not a vegetable.
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A lot of the songs sound familiar, but strictly speaking, they're not covers.
They are neither, strictly speaking, out of work nor looking for work.
Last, Mixer points out, while some of the automotive companies are trying to move closer to the Boeing aircraft-design/ simulation model, they can never get to that point strictly speaking.
Strikebreaking and Intimidation is a necessary companion to the sizeable literature of the new labor history, because it navigates a terrain rarely explored for its own sake--the strategies, personalities, and ambitions of people who opposed trade unions, but were not, strictly speaking, management or industrialists.
Not strictly speaking history, it is a series of reflections on an eccentrically constructed tradition of philosophical and theological interpretations of God's Creation and man's post-Copernican re-creation.
Strictly speaking, this doctrine is set forth in a very narrow context (i.
Nor, strictly speaking, should religions in which the relevant Unseen Beings actually and routinely manifest themselves be considered to be based on "faith.
Strictly speaking, he said, national defense means protecting U.
Rosenbaum is not, strictly speaking, a Washington Monthly-type writer.
Strictly speaking, the commemorative 33-cent stamps are intended to honor not the orbiting telescope but the astronomer it is named for, Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953).
Strictly speaking, most unstable phenomena could be analyzed.
It seems to us evident that "solicitation of orders" embraces request-related activity that is not even, strictly speaking, essential, or else it would not cover salesmen's driving on the State's roads, spending the night in the State's hotels, or displaying within the State samples of their product.
We should note that, strictly speaking, the 305 individuals in this listing aren't necessarily the industry's highest paid executives.
Strictly speaking, then, From the Roots resides outside the strictures of her scheme to evaluate anthologies between 1971 and 1990.