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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.
  • The contents of the drawers were meticulously ordered, lingerie folded precisely, sweaters arranged according to color and material.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Rather than showing Dylan and Logan the proper way to do it—carefully and meticulously—I just let them have at it haphazardly.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture

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  • Cooper unrolled an antique hand-drawn map of North America. While the eastern coast was meticulously detailed, the interior was nearly blank.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Only five thousand to go—or four thousand, nine hundred and ninety to be exact, as Brother Leon pointed out in that fussy meticulous way of his.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Only when they deviated from meticulous routine did they run the risk of losing something.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • She’d seen mothers who’d taken meticulous care of themselves deliver stillborns, while crack addicts had healthy infants.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Despite Teabing’s insistence that their investigation should be conducted meticulously, Sophie felt eager and pushed ahead of them,
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • My main concession to their regime was to grow a beard, which, frankly, spared me the meticulous task of a daily shave.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed

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  • To ensure success, he paid meticulous attention to detail:
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • He appeared unwilling to risk even having an opinion, and to be at his ease only when he could furnish, with meticulous accuracy, some precise but unimportant detail.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Even Bram’s most mundane ledgers and notes were treasured documents, meticulously preserved and jealously guarded by scholars who...
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I place my feet carefully, block out the rest of the world as I take meticulous aim. The first arrow tears through the side of the bag near the top, leaving a split in the burlap.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Meticulous records of the incidence of cancer were kept throughout the country, so he had no trouble finding out that Tereza’s mother had never been suspected of having the disease nor had she even seen a doctor for over a year.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The meticulous maps, drawn in three colors of ink,
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Outside, she would meticulously tend a small flower garden, which was the envy of the neighborhood.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • his study was on the second floor, lined with bound books, which Shigeyuki eventually found to be volume after volume of meticulous copies he had made in medical school of course notes by a classmate named Iwamoto, who was brighter than he;
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He began a slow and meticulous examination of Leavitt.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Aristotle was a meticulous organizer who set out to clarify our concepts.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Nathaniel’s clothes are neater and cleaner this time, his grooming more meticulous.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Eve meticulously searched the rest of the room.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Meticulously I had changed the oil and attended to the greasing.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Her makeup had been meticulously applied that morning, down to the dusky blue shadow that matched her eyes.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Mary followed Margaret’s sterilizing rules meticulously to avoid her wrath.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • collected in W. L. Rusho’s meticulously researched biography
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ...he and his room had been meticulously searched...
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • She made a meticulous list of what I’d carried and worn.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Aunt Laura was the oldest and richest of my mother’s sisters, a meticulous woman and a fabulous dresser who wore white gloves and beautifully colored dresses.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • I turned back to the worm and made another cut and began to pin back the worm’s flesh, taking meticulous notes.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I brushed my teeth meticulously, twice.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Annie had chronicled the whole story in her meticulous way.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He was, his son remembered, morally meticulous...
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • all this had been rehearsed meticulously by Miss Geer
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • One of the things Brendan tries to convey to the house staff is to be meticulous in talking to patients and listening to them and...
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • choose your words meticulously and then let them rumble up from some deep furnace of conviction.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • There were ledgers of notes by each cell door, meticulous recordings of his experiments, how long it had taken each creature to die.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • ...found the unfrozen crescent of crust, and meticulously used it to wipe off the last remnant of mush from the bottom of the bowl...
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Jake whittled down a match and began to meticulously pick his teeth.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • I therefore held to my assigned schedule meticulously, deviating only with purpose.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • Nevertheless, I searched the study with meticulous care.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • He was hatless, with close-cropped gray hair and a meticulously groomed white chin beard.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • impeccable, careful, meticulous soldiers seemed to survive longer,
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • the meticulously amassed evidence of barbarity
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • meticulously cleaned his glasses
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • The men below would keep at their work, steadily clipping away ... the tiny shoots of anything that rose up between the cracks of their meticulously landscaped stones.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Meticulously lining ceramic jars and glass bottles into a box.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • But the Erudite are as meticulous as they are manipulative, so they wouldn’t leave it up to chance.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Jonas was identified as a possible Receiver many years ago. We have observed him meticulously.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • When I’d finished mine she was still ticking off items with the same meticulous attention.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
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