The latter misfortune escalated into tragedy after a 21-year-old landed on a rock in precisely the right way to snap her neck.
In rewarding the EU on Friday, the Nobel committee appeared, precisely, to agree.
Indeed, it's precisely her unwavering ideological commitment that endears her to them.
mid-15c., from Middle French précis "condensed, cut short" (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin precisus, from Latin praecisus "abrupt, abridged, cut off," past participle of praecidere "to cut off, shorten," from prae "before" (see pre-) + caedere "to cut" (see -cide; for Latin vowel change, see acquisition). Related: Precisely (late 14c.).