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punctilious
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Don Quixote
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  • This much at least I cannot help telling you, that you may observe the good breeding and punctiliousness of my worthy husband.
  • ůmore than a thousand inhabitants; with regard to the acorns I may tell you my lady the duchess is so unpretending and unassuming that, not to speak of sending to beg for acorns from a peasant woman, she has been known to send to ask for the loan of a comb from one of her neighbours; for I would have your worships know that the ladies of Aragon, though they are just as illustrious, are not so punctilious and haughty as the Castilian ladies; they treat people with greater familiarity.
  • "As for Reinaldos," replied Don Quixote, "I venture to say that he was broad-faced, of ruddy complexion, with roguish and somewhat prominent eyes, excessively punctilious and touchy, and given to the society of thieves and scapegraces.

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  • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette
  • You were exacting, proud, punctilious, selfish.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield

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