She had laid her own plans with too great a nicety and felt perfectly sure of the ultimate result of their action.
For to exaggerate with judgment one must begin by measuring with nicety.
"I reckon the jig's up," remarked Mr. Cassidy, balancing the up-raised Colt with nicety and indifference.
Calculating the instant to a nicety, he paid off the sheet and pulled up the tiller.
Then with a sharp penknife or scissors, cut it out with great care and nicety.
It's the lack of certain things that go with nicety of living that grinds me most.
With the utmost care and nicety he adjusted the timepieces so that they did not vary, one from the other, by a single second.
The latter had a special arrangement by which they could be levelled to a nicety.
The block was fitted into its place with a nicety that certified to the skill of the hand that had adjusted it.
Ellis was with me, and declares that Hayden has touched me off to a nicety.
mid-14c., "folly, stupidity," from Old French niceté "foolishness, childishness, simplicity," from nice "silly" (see nice). Underwent sense evolution parallel to nice, arriving at "minute, subtle point" 1580s and "exactitude" in 1650s. Phrase to a nicety "exactly" is attested from 1795.