Entry from British & World English dictionary
(Of a piece of writing) copied exactly from beginning to end: an outright line-for-line forgery with a faked signature
More example sentences
- We know you can probably quote most of it line-for-line but that's half the fun isn't it?
- His admirable intention was to produce a few pages which would coincide - word for word and line for line - with those of Miguel de Cervantes.
- He takes pains to clarify a strange word or difficult passage, while still maintaining a fidelity to the original, translating line for line and straying only when stricter English syntax makes reversed clauses more desirable.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: line-for-line
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