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if i have text and want to search through it for a word like this

 while( $text =~ /\s*([^.!?]*\Q$word\E[^.!?]*[.!?])/g ){    

this will, for instance, return
"this is a test"
if i search for "e"

how do i get it to just give me back when its a full word
ie
it will give back
"this e is a test"
if i search for "e"
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/\s*([^.!?]*\b\Q$word\E\b[^.!?]*[.!?])/g
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