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The House of Mirth
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  • One or two of these passers-by slackened their pace to glance curiously at her lonely figure; but she was hardly conscious of their scrutiny.
  • She looked about the drawing-room with an expression of minute scrutiny.
  • Mrs. Peniston again paused, but this time her scrutiny addressed itself, not to the furniture, but to her niece.
  • It was as the immortalizer of such occasions that little Dabham, wedged in modest watchfulness between two brilliant neighbours, suddenly became the centre of Selden’s scrutiny.
  • Selden had retained her hand, and continued to scrutinize her with a strange sense of foreboding.
  • "The world is too vile," she murmured, averting herself from Mrs. Fisher’s anxious scrutiny.
  • In the large tumultuous disorder of the life at Bellomont, where no one seemed to have time to observe any one else, and private aims and personal interests were swept along unheeded in the rush of collective activities, Lily had fancied herself sheltered from inconvenient scrutiny; but if Judy knew when Mrs. Fisher borrowed money of her husband, was she likely to ignore the same transaction on Lily’s part?

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  • She scrutinized her reflection in the mirror.
  • The senator asked the agency to scrutinize the proposed legislation and report back to her with their findings.

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