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meticulous

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Definition treating details with great care
  • She is a meticulous researcher who takes pride in a thorough job.
meticulous = treating details with great care
  • She is meticulous in her bookkeeping and at the end of the year she can tell the IRS where every dollar was spent.
  • meticulous = treats details with great care
  • The contents of the drawers were meticulously ordered, lingerie folded precisely, sweaters arranged according to color and material.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • 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
  • meticulously = in a manner that treats details with great care
  • 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
  • meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • 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
  • meticulous = treating details with great care
  • Only when they deviated from meticulous routine did they run the risk of losing something.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • meticulous = treating details with great care
  • She'd seen mothers who'd taken meticulous care of themselves deliver stillborns, while crack addicts had healthy infants.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • meticulous = treating details with great care
  • 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
  • meticulously = carefully with great attention to detail
  • 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
  • meticulous = requiring care and attention to detail
  • To ensure success, he paid meticulous attention to detail:
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • meticulous = treating details with great care
  • 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
  • meticulous = treating details with great care
  • Even Bram's most mundane ledgers and notes were treasured documents, meticulously preserved and jealously guarded by scholars who...
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • meticulously = in a manner that treats details with great care
  • 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 = precise (careful in every detail)
  • 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
  • meticulous = treating details with great care
  • He began a slow and meticulous examination of Leavitt.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • meticulous = treating details with great care
  • Nathaniel's clothes are neater and cleaner this time, his grooming more meticulous.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • meticulous = treating details with care
  • Eve meticulously searched the rest of the room.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • Meticulously I had changed the oil and attended to the greasing.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • meticulously = in a manner that treated details with great care
  • The meticulous maps, drawn in three colors of ink,
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
meticulous = carefully detailed

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