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punctual

Maths consisting of or confined to a point in space
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There was a great bustle in Bishopsgate Street Within, as they drew up, and (it being a windy day) half-a-dozen men were tacking across the road under a press of paper, bearing gigantic announcements that a Public Meeting would be holden at one o'clock precisely, to take into consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament in favour of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company, capital five millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each; which sums were duly set forth in fat black figures of considerable size.
All this time, Sir Matthew Pupker and the two other members were relating to their separate circles what the intentions of government were, about taking up the bill; with a full account of what the government had said in a whisper the last time they dined with it, and how the government had been observed to wink when it said so; from which premises they were at no loss to draw the conclusion, that if the government had one object more at heart than another, that one object was the welfare and advantage of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
You seem to have long years to spare When there's a promise to fulfil: And yet how punctual you were In calling with that little bill
Right as a trivet all the time, and punctual at your meals.
Mr Allworthy, his sister, and another lady, were assembled at the accustomed hour in the supper-room, where, having waited a considerable time longer than usual, Mr Allworthy first declared he began to grow uneasy at the captain's stay (for he was always most punctual at his meals); and gave orders that the bell should be rung without the doors, and especially towards those walks which the captain was wont to use.
There are the beggars of punctual business-habits too.
She made a strong attempt to compose herself, and stammered that he was as punctual as ever.
As punctual as ever," he repeated, coming up to us.
Adieu, then, until five o'clock; be punctual, and we shall arrive at twelve or one.
Well, my lord," he said, still standing up, "of all men of their word, you still continue to be the most punctual.
Punctual to the moment, Little Dorrit appeared; punctual to the moment, Little Dorrit vanished.
That punctual servant of all work, the sun, had just risen, and begun to strike a light on the morning of the thirteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, when Mr.