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: by, word
References in classic literature ?
Teaching her exactly as I should have taught a child, I slowly fastened the message, word by word, on her mind.
Pinocchio, standing before him, told his pitiful tale, word by word.
We began to read Heine together when my vocabulary had to be dug almost word by word out of the dictionary, for the bookbinder's English was rather scanty at the best, and was not literary.
Ernestine read the letter slowly, line by line, word by word.
It happens in real time, the time it takes to read them, as one thing transforms, word by word, into another thing.
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.