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 Meanings and Examples of SCRUTINY
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scrutiny
 n.  close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  She looked about the drawing-room with an expression of minute scrutiny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
2  Mrs. Peniston again paused, but this time her scrutiny addressed itself, not to the furniture, but to her niece.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  It was as the immortalizer of such occasions that little Dabham, wedged in modest watchfulness between two brilliant neighbours, suddenly became the centre of Selden's scrutiny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
4  "The world is too vile," she murmured, averting herself from Mrs. Fisher's anxious scrutiny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
5  One or two of these passers-by slackened their pace to glance curiously at her lonely figure; but she was hardly conscious of their scrutiny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  Though none of the most elegant, it yet stood the scrutiny tolerably well.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
7  Satisfied with his scrutiny, the hunter soon left him.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
8  Setting the example himself, the scout engaged in the scrutiny with renewed zeal.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
9  Then lowering the dangerous muzzle he stretched forward his long neck, as if to assist a scrutiny that was already intensely keen.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
10  But when, last in this haughty scrutiny, the person of Tamenund came under his glance, his eye became fixed, as though all other objects were already forgotten.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
11  In imagination he felt the scrutiny of his companions as he painfully labored through some lies.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
12  The whole frame-work of society, both in Europe and America, is made up of various things which will not stand the scrutiny of any very ideal standard of morality.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
13  Having finished his scrutiny, he proceeded slowly down the path, or rather down the fringe of grass which flanked the path, keeping his eyes riveted upon the ground.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
14  My visitor, who had watched these metamorphoses with a keen eye, smiled, set down the glass upon the table, and then turned and looked upon me with an air of scrutiny.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
15  Her thoughtfulness baffled his cunning scrutiny.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  Public scrutiny had brought civil servants out from the backroom and into the spotlight.
2  The company has come under intense scrutiny because of its environmental record.
3  Even if this possibility did not stand up to close scrutiny, Pavlov's theory would still be valid.
4  His relationship with the KGB came under scrutiny.
5  The budgetary process focuses more clearly on the resource allocation process with more thorough scrutiny of existing commitments.
6  Careful scrutiny of the company's accounts revealed a whole series of errors.
7  By adopting a small-target strategy eschewing major policy platforms, Abbott kept scrutiny on Labor's infighting -- an issue senior party figures acknowledged cost it the election.
8  The Syrian government, which is under intense scrutiny by Western nations and even the Arab league for human rights atrocities, was quick to clarify that it had no intention of using its massive stockpile of chemical weapons on civilians.
9  Our professionalism as individuals and as a group is constantly under scrutiny.