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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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scrupulous
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • not before he had greased and brushed scrupulously his back hair
  • His confession became a channel for the escape of scrupulous and unrepented imperfections.
  • The essay was for him the chief labour of his week and every Tuesday, as he marched from home to the school, he read his fate in the incidents of the way, pitting himself against some figure ahead of him and quickening his pace to outstrip it before a certain goal was reached or planting his steps scrupulously in the spaces of the patchwork of the pathway and telling himself that he would be first and not first in the weekly essay.
  • From the door of Byron’s public-house to the gate of Clontarf Chapel, from the gate of Clontail Chapel to the door of Byron’s public-house and then back again to the chapel and then back again to the publichouse he had paced slowly at first, planting his steps scrupulously in the spaces of the patchwork of the footpath, then timing their fall to the fall of verses.

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  • You can count on her. She is scrupulous in her work.
  • Lenders trust her as a scrupulous property inspector.

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