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She scrutinized her reflection in the mirror.
  careful examination of something
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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.
  • Too much Congressional spending escapes proper scrutiny.
  • I scrutinized his face, looking for any change that might indicate that he was about to lie to me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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  • Yes, and as the judge in this case it is my responsibility to render a decision that is sound and that will hold up under the scrutiny of an appeal.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • It was not possible to learn anything by looking at him, even though K. was scrutinizing him quite brazenly.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • He gulped as the beam illuminated something shiny and black in the water, but upon closer scrutiny he saw that it wasn’t an alligator.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • She’d been avoiding her mother’s curious scrutiny all morning.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Gloria is fed up with the digs at Maraa Isabel, how her actions are scrutinized, how Enrique’s family tries to control her.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • The city was under siege, its every activity scrutinized by heavily armed soldiers and scowling police.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter

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  • ...we are duty bound to confront moral dilemmas and scrutinize the implications of our actions.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • maybe he had reasons which would not stand the light of scrutiny.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Winston turned his head a little aside to avoid the scrutiny of the large dark eyes.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The jury, thinking themselves under close scrutiny, paid attention; so did the witnesses, thinking likewise.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He has come to borrow money from Troy, and while he knows he will be successful, he is uncertain as to what extent his lifestyle will be held up to scrutiny and ridicule.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • In imagination he felt the scrutiny of his companions as he painfully labored through some lies.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • An awareness of being looked at, scrutinized, whispered about, that Laila had never felt before.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He nodded, uncomfortable under her scrutiny.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I scrutinized her face for signs of denial but saw none.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Research on inmates would come under scrutiny and start being heavily regulated about fifteen years later, because they’d be considered a vulnerable population unable to give informed consent.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I’d endured a lot of scrutiny since the beginning of the school year.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • He stood up and scrutinized himself anxiously in the glass.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Beloved did not look at Paul D; her scrutiny was for Sethe.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Because of their relationship, he came under close scrutiny.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • It watches as she turns to the register and rings up fifty cents. . . Then, just as the eye is about to relax its scrutiny, it spots Maribel slipping the coins into her pocket.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Together we scrutinized the twelve lemon cakes from the delicatessen shop.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The Pfaffelhürvers scrutinized the results. "Not one crease in these shirts, please."
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Pierre looked round at his fellow prisoners and scrutinized them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • For a moment I had an odd impression, as if I were being scrutinized by myself.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Tailed almost everywhere she went, her mail searched, her friends and family interrogated, Shizuka endured intense scrutiny for two years.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • With calm and intent scrutiny, he felt her pulse, looked into her eyes...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • His scrutiny made Eragon nervous.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Scrutinizing these first tombs, Sophie noted the similarities and differences between them.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • said Monks, after a close and eager scrutiny of the contents of the little packet.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • ...said Mr. Roberts, scrutinizing Mr. Weasley closely.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • the scout engaged in the scrutiny with renewed zeal.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • One felt that nothing could escape their scrutiny.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • I was both impressed and a little unsettled by how much she seemed to have grasped in so little time. Maybe it was the mask, I thought, the advantage of cover, the freedom to be watchful, to observe and scrutinize.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • But his newly leased cars seemed to attract scrutiny and even hostility from local police officers who were used to seeing refugees riding around in beat-up vehicles with dented bumpers and sagging suspensions.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He scrutinizes me for what feels like a very long time.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Meggie scrutinized her father’s face.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • The revolver vanished, flashed again into sight, vanished again, and became evident on a closer scrutiny as a little dark object following Adye.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • On closer scrutiny it was evident that she really was fourteen.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • All will pass the most rigorous scrutiny by experts.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • He crawled beneath the wooden bench and scrutinized the underside.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • they proceeded no farther with the scrutiny of the remaining books
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I did not know what these were—there was no time for scrutiny—and I put a more horrible interpretation on them than they deserved.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The bright blue eyes gave the same impression that they were X-raying the object of their scrutiny,
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He turned his gaze inward and scrutinized himself to determine what struck the deepest, darkest chords within him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Reyna scrutinized him carefully.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
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