She rang the bell and gave the orders, in her odd, lifeless, uncritical manner, a manner of meticulous compliance with his wishes while volunteering none of her own.
She heard a sparkling voice reciting, in the tone of a dryly meticulous bookkeeper, a report about financial transfers, bank accounts, income-tax returns, as if he were reading the dusty pages of a ledger-a ledger where every entry was made by means of offering his own blood as the collateral to be drained at any moment, at any slip of his bookkeeping pen.
There are no more uses of "meticulous" in the book.
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She is a meticulous researcher who takes pride in a thorough job.
She is meticulous in her bookkeeping and at the end of the year she can tell the IRS where every dollar was spent.