Mr. Omer’s face and manner went for so much, that I could conscientiously nod my head, as divining his meaning.
’My son’s tutor is a conscientious gentleman; and if I had not implicit reliance on my son, I should have reliance on him.’
Really conscientious, now?’
Conscientious, is he?
Then he’s not — but of course he can’t be, if he’s really conscientious.
You can’t think how it elevates him in my opinion, to know for certain that he’s really conscientious!’
I have therefore forborne to mention them to Miss Spenlow’s father’; looking severely at him— ’knowing how little disposition there usually is in such cases, to acknowledge the conscientious discharge of duty.’
There are no more uses of "conscientious" in the book.