word by word

word by word

one word at a time. We examined the contract word by word to make sure everything was the way we wanted. We compared the stories word by word to see what made them different.
See also: word
References in classic literature ?
You can begin with SCHLAG-ADER, which means artery, and you can hang on the whole dictionary, word by word, clear through the alphabet to SCHLAG-WASSER, which means bilge-water--and including SCHLAG-MUTTER, which means mother-in-law.
Taking issue with numerous demonstrably false writings about Jesus' trial that have been harmful to Christian-Jewish relations and dialogues, Jesus on Trial dissects the gospel account word by word at length, in full context of the social and political realities of the era.
Researched in depth and heavily annotated, Perspectives on the Rule of Saint Benedict is methodical in its dissection of intent word by word as it is passionate about the needs of the spirit.
THOUSAND OAKS - Natalie Newberger enjoys stories so much she doesn't just tell them, but reads them aloud word by word.
As you read of these still-suffering victims, you can feel your soul slowly, word by word, tearing apart in abject disgust.
He surmised the officials simply wanted to study his face and measure his every statement as he presented word by word what had ``allegedly'' happened.