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Crime and Punishment
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  • Pyotr Petrovitch belonged to that class of persons, on the surface very polite in society, who make a great point of punctiliousness, but who, directly they are crossed in anything, are completely disconcerted, and become more like sacks of flour than elegant and lively men of society.

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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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