strictly speaking

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Adv.1.strictly speaking - in actual fact; "properly speaking, they are not husband and wife"
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(strikt) adjective
1. severe, stern, and compelling obedience. This class needs a strict teacher; His parents were very strict with him; The school rules are too strict; strict orders.
2. exact or precise. If the strict truth were known, he was drunk, not ill.
ˈstrictness noun
ˈstrictly adverb
strictly speaking
if we must be completely accurate, act according to rules etc. Strictly speaking, he should be punished for this.
References in classic literature ?
Strictly speaking, the pronunciation of all words such as Liang, Kiang, etc.
More strictly speaking, I had noticed him when, on a previous occasion, he had come to play cards here, and I had followed him home.
That his uncle should arrive to treat with me of these things was a solution that, strictly speaking, I ought now to have desired to bring on; but I could so little face the ugliness and the pain of it that I simply procrastinated and lived from hand to mouth.
Though the ancient feudal systems were not, strictly speaking, confederacies, yet they partook of the nature of that species of association.
But, then, he was always a great king, fit to rule over the great waters where, strictly speaking, a man would have no business whatever but for his audacity.
A knight may very possibly he proof against love; but it is impossible, strictly speaking, for him to be ungrateful.
Haarlem, -- just as her neighbour, Leyden, became the centre of science, and her queen, Amsterdam, that of commerce, -- Haarlem preferred to be the agricultural, or, more strictly speaking, the horticultural metropolis.
And in spite of the fact that science, art, and politics had no special interest for him, he firmly held those views on all these subjects which were held by the majority and by his paper, and he only changed them when the majority changed them--or, more strictly speaking, he did not change them, but they imperceptibly changed of themselves within him.
She has neither bow or stern, strictly speaking, for she has a long-bladed rudder on each end and she never turns around.
The lady, especially, although she was not, strictly speaking, a beautiful woman, quite fascinated us.
There was one comfort, however, - all this was entailed upon little Arthur, and could not under any circumstances, strictly speaking, be his mother's.
Miss Pink's highly-trained conversation had perhaps one fault--it was not, strictly speaking, conversation at all.