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  • But you must not expect me to adopt your inexplicable, fantastic, petulant, fastidious ways:
  • It does not occur to them that if women were as fastidious as men, morally or physically, there would be an end of the race.
  • Had you and I been in his place at his age, who knows whether we might not have done as he did, unless indeed your fastidiousness had saved you from the empress Catherine.
  • Among the friends to whom I have read this play in manuscript are some of our own sex who are shocked at the "unscrupulousness," meaning the total disregard of masculine fastidiousness, with which the woman pursues her purpose.
  • No wild nature here: rather a most aristocratic mountain landscape made by a fastidious artist-creator.
  • A more critical, fastidious, handsome face, paler and colder, without Tanner’s impetuous credulity and enthusiasm, and without a touch of his modern plutocratic vulgarity, but still a resemblance, even an identity.
  • The great central purpose of breeding the race, ay, breeding it to heights now deemed superhuman: that purpose which is now hidden in a mephitic cloud of love and romance and prudery and fastidiousness, will break through into clear sunlight as a purpose no longer to be confused with the gratification of personal fancies, the impossible realization of boys’ and girls’ dreams of bliss, or the need of older people for companionship or money.

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  • He is fastidious in his grooming.
  • She is fastidious about personal cleanliness.

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