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fastidious
 a.  difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  "My sister Beth is a very fastidious girl, when she likes to be," said Amy, well pleased at Beth's success.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
2  Now, Laurie, don't be too fastidious and worldly-minded.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
3  I was no vocalist myself, and, in his fastidious judgment, no musician, either; but I delighted in listening when the performance was good.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
5  The contrast between the dirty, hairy old man and the four neat, fastidious ladies was as great as though he were a grizzled, vicious old watchdog and they four small kittens.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
6  Everything about him accorded with the fastidious element in her taste, even to the light irony with which he surveyed what seemed to her most sacred.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7  Wherefore, it seems to me you had best not be too fastidious in your curiosity touching this Leviathan.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
8  Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 65. The Whale as a Dish.
9  The count appeared, dressed with the greatest simplicity, but the most fastidious dandy could have found nothing to cavil at in his toilet.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
10  It was evident, from her figure and the perfumes she had about her, that she was young and fastidious in her tastes, but that was all.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
11  The appurtenances of the writing-tables, about which Alexey Alexandrovitch was himself very fastidious, were exceptionally good.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 5
12  "You're not over fastidious," said the soldier.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER III—JUST INDIGNATION OF A HAIR-DRESSER
13  He was aware that the qualities distinguishing her from the herd of her sex were chiefly external: as though a fine glaze of beauty and fastidiousness had been applied to vulgar clay.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
14  Her own fastidiousness had its eye fixed on the world, and she did not care how the luncheon-table looked when there was no one present at it but the family.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
15  Her personal fastidiousness had a moral equivalent, and when she made a tour of inspection in her own mind there were certain closed doors she did not open.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
Example Sentence:
1  Everything was planned in fastidious detail.
2  Be particularly fastidious about washing your hands before touching food.
3  Bobby was such a fastidious eater that he would eat a sandwich only if his mother first cut off every scrap of crust.