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line-for-line Line breaks: line-for-line

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Definition of line-for-line in English:


(Of a piece of writing) copied exactly from beginning to end: an outright line-for-line forgery with a faked signature
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  • For those who haven't read it, here's a translation, line for line.
  • He wrote with such accuracy that his manuscript and the printed copy corresponded page for page, and line for line.
  • He could recount line for line the speech where Scofield, as More, listens to a young man explain how he would be all too willing to break every law of man in order to reach the Devil himself.

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