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  • Mary followed Margaret's sterilizing rules meticulously to avoid her wrath.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner that treated 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.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner that treats details with great care
  • Part of being a Cullen is being meticulously responsible.   (source)
    meticulously = thoroughly (showing great attention to detail)
  • all this had been rehearsed meticulously by Miss Geer   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • the Belgian's meticulously polished office in Elisabethville.   (source)
  • Nathaniel's clothes are neater and cleaner this time, his grooming more meticulous.   (source)
    meticulous = treating details with care
  • Frowning, Hodge Starkweather rolled the letter, carefully and meticulously, into the shape of a tube, and whistled for Hugo.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • ...found the unfrozen crescent of crust, and meticulously used it to wipe off the last remnant of mush from the bottom of the bowl...   (source)
    meticulously = thoroughly and carefully
  • I turned back to the worm and made another cut and began to pin back the worm's flesh, taking meticulous notes.   (source)
    meticulous = carefully detailed (treating details with great care)
  • ...staff meticulously trained to deal with customers by the book:   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner that treats details with great care
  • the meticulously amassed evidence of barbarity   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • Jake whittled down a match and began to meticulously pick his teeth.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner that treated details with great care
  • ...Walter Lord's meticulously researched book, A Night to Remember.   (source)
  • choose your words meticulously and then let them rumble up from some deep furnace of conviction.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • I therefore held to my assigned schedule meticulously, deviating only with purpose.   (source)
  • The meticulous maps, drawn in three colors of ink,   (source)
    meticulous = carefully detailed
  • Cooper unrolled an antique hand-drawn map of North America. While the eastern coast was meticulously detailed, the interior was nearly blank.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • He was hatless, with close-cropped gray hair and a meticulously groomed white chin beard.   (source)
    meticulously = carefully (with great care)
  • Her makeup had been meticulously applied that morning, down to the dusky blue shadow that matched her eyes.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • The contents of the drawers were meticulously ordered, lingerie folded precisely, sweaters arranged according to color and material.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • impeccable, careful, meticulous soldiers seemed to survive longer,   (source)
    meticulous = precise (treating details with attention)
  • He combs his flaxen strands meticulously from the lower left side of his head to his right temple, then swirls them round and round on his bald crown, securing them with a greasy pomade.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner that treats details with great care
  • Meticulously I had changed the oil and attended to the greasing.   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner that treated details with great care
  • embroidered his writing-pad with meticulous and microscopic doodles.   (source)
    meticulous = carefully detailed
  • ...he and his room had been meticulously searched...   (source)
    meticulously = carefully
  • 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;   (source)
    meticulous = careful and detailed
  • ...and with my clumsy, nervous meticulousness I laid it across a chair, as though it might break.   (source)
    meticulousness = treatment of details with great care
  • Politic, cautious, and meticulous;   (source)
    meticulous = with details treated with great care
  • He meticulously tries to get every hair in place.†   (source)
  • IVF proved lengthy, meticulous, frustrating, and ultimately unsuccessful.†   (source)
  • His video message was actually a meticulously constructed short film titled Anorak's Invitation.†   (source)
  • He had to be meticulous in order to prove he was better than his eighth-grade education.†   (source)
  • Always meticulously neat, six-year-old Little Man never allowed dirt or tears or stains to mar anything he owned.†   (source)
  • I could see his meticulous fingers, opening the envelopes, reading, folding the telegrams into quarters, stowing them away.†   (source)
  • Across the table from me, Mychal was working on a new art project—meticulously tracing the waveforms of some song onto a sheet of thin, translucent paper—while Daisy regaled our lunch table with the story of her car purchase, without ever quite revealing how she came across the necessary funds.†   (source)
  • My mother and brothers stayed away from the kitchen while my father meticulously prepared his meal with fresh tomatoes, pickles, and onions.†   (source)
  • But this document was composed in a cool, experienced, meticulous style.†   (source)
  • His brown uniform was meticulously neat, his black, knee-high boots shining.†   (source)
  • But the Erudite are as meticulous as they are manipulative, so they wouldn't leave it up to chance.†   (source)
  • The Court had justified reauthorization of the death penalty in the mid-1970s on the promise that proceedings would be subject to heightened scrutiny and meticulous compliance with the law but then began to retreat from the existing review procedures.†   (source)
  • The makeup was meticulously done, dresses pressed to perfection.†   (source)
  • These situations inflicted upon you are called the Variables, and each one has been meticulously thought out.†   (source)
  • Slowly, meticulously, he unwraps the coil, carries the entire looped mess downstairs, and calls Jutta inside to hold the pieces for him while he splices the breaks.†   (source)
  • It was a thing of beauty, really, spanning five feet at its base and towering above the cosmetics aisle, with jumbos for the foundation, lites for the observation deck, and meticulously stacked trial sizes for its iconic spire.†   (source)
  • He had a stack of newspapers with him and was going through them meticulously, occasionally marking things, and smiling mysteriously.†   (source)
  • But the placement of the sheet music had the look of meticulous specificity, and the sheer volume of it argued that the couch was never sat upon—not to mention, unfolded— and this evidence suggested that Mr. McSwiney slept elsewhere, too.†   (source)
  • She'd seen mothers who'd taken meticulous care of themselves deliver stillborns, while crack addicts had healthy infants.†   (source)
  • Her hands fly up to her perfect, glossy red hair, brushing it back into her meticulous bun.†   (source)
  • It's like all of his thoughts and actions are meticulously planned out days in advance.†   (source)
  • The boredom of the past five days had led her to meticulously organize every last bolt and screw.†   (source)
  • It was meticulous and demanding work, but I had a knack for it.†   (source)
  • Their likenesses were painted on the linen in meticulous detail—hands crossed over their chests, jewelry adorning their necks, Egyptian kilt and sandals, and a host of protective hieroglyphs and images of the gods in a border on each side.†   (source)
  • He has meticulously trimmed sideburns, stubble on his face.†   (source)
  • I chafed at the delays, but held my peace, trusting that if I showed myself to be responsible and meticulously careful, he would eventually relax and things would return to normal.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Aristotle was a meticulous organizer who set out to clarify our concepts.†   (source)
  • Hundreds of olive-drab tents stood in meticulous rows.†   (source)
  • My mother was meticulous and efficient, and the speed and qualityof her work won her mother-in-law's approval.†   (source)
  • Under the window, my dad's carved mahogany desk was papered with his latest novel, stacked on his computer, stacked on his chair, stacked meticulously across the Persian rug on the floor.†   (source)
  • Our planning is meticulous, which shows in our briefings.†   (source)
  • And then her record keeping becomes less meticulous.†   (source)
  • Only when they deviated from meticulous routine did they run the risk of losing something.†   (source)
  • Must have been the meticulous bookkeeper in him that served others, including the Cornerstone Community Church and BTEA, so well.†   (source)
  • Each tool hangs on the wall inside a meticulously drawn outline of that tool.†   (source)
  • You're really meticulous, aren't you?†   (source)
  • Peering out the windshield, she can see that it's in meticulous shape—no evidence of peeling or rot, which means it must have been recently painted.†   (source)
  • Silence fell between them as Oromis meticulously disassembled a blackberry, prying out one plump segment at a time.†   (source)
  • I think that's why she's always meticulous about the details—she likes to pretend that she has to be.†   (source)
  • Someone less original than Clara would have tired of her sister-inlaw's excessive pampering and constant worry, or have succumbed to her domineering and meticulous nature.†   (source)
  • "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 giving a very careful and thorough physical examination—skills that have been neglected by many training programs," Evans says.†   (source)
  • We became meticulous and terse, diminished the scope of our movements, buttered our bread in the manner of technicians restoring a fresco.†   (source)
  • Harold, meanwhile, like a meticulous and scientific host, was busily preparing the weed.†   (source)
  • His father was meticulous too.†   (source)
  • Instead of drawing entire scenes, artists were given narrowly defined tasks, meticulously sketching and inking Disney characters while supervisors watched them and timed how long it took them to complete each cel.†   (source)
  • Cheating was often hard to cover and required meticulous planning, but they were skilled.†   (source)
  • While Hemlatha meticulously resected uterus or repaired a bladder tear, Stone, who could not carry a tune, nevertheless whistled "God Save the Queen," which riled Hema.†   (source)
  • In addition to the towel, the meticulous Nye listed in his notebook: "One dirty pillow, 'Souvenir of Honolulu'; one pink baby blanket; one pair khaki trousers; one aluminum pan with pancake turner."†   (source)
  • And maybe it was those meticulously made chicken rolls, or the fakeness of the entire evening thus far, but something suddenly kicked up my evil side.†   (source)
  • He meticulously keeps his weight at or below 175 pounds.†   (source)
  • Kiswana watched this meticulous inventory with growing annoyance but she involuntarily followed her mother's slowly rotating head, forcing herself to see her new neighborhood through the older woman's eyes.†   (source)
  • Mother resumes her meticulous yarn architecture.†   (source)
  • Then his mental health and past are meticulously scrutinized for top-secret clearance.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • While I was quickly learning that even in prison rules were made to be broken by staff and prisoners alike, there was one aspect of work in the electric shop that was meticulously observed and enforced.†   (source)
  • His cool and meticulous appearance had deteriorated into an edgy, unshaven mess.†   (source)
  • He was sitting opposite her, eating his seared sword-fish meticulously without taking his eyes off her.†   (source)
  • He was meticulous about where he put his tools, especially in the last few years.†   (source)
  • The colonel was in Communications, and he was kept busy day and night transmitting glutinous messages from the interior into square pads of gauze which he sealed meticulously and delivered to a covered white pail that stood on the night table beside his bed.†   (source)
  • In a rusted folding chair on the roof, next to a pile of cement blocks hinting at the hotel's future ambitions, Mortenson accepted a chipped porcelain pot of sticky sweet milk tea and tried to clear his head enough to come up with a plan,When he'd stayed at the Khyaban a year earlier, he'd been a member of a meticulously planned expedition.†   (source)
  • Everything was spotless, meticulously maintained.†   (source)
  • My mother—so pretty and meticulous in life—wears a stiff grimace in death.†   (source)
  • He used a small closet at home to conduct the experiment and meticulously tracked all the variables in a notebook.†   (source)
  • I was wearing sixty pounds of gear, each gram meticulously chosen for a specific purpose, my load refined and calibrated over a dozen years and hundreds of similar missions.†   (source)
  • He'd never met Monique de Raison, but her meticulous research in the field took what the Russians had accomplished to a whole new level.†   (source)
  • Josh is meticulous, which means this is on purpose, and I wonder if it's a message.†   (source)
  • Several works in progress stood on the easels and hung on the walls, large and meticulous drawings that made me think of dreams, familiar as if I'd just remembered them — troubling dreams of cityscapes, where human beings had shrunk beneath monolithic architecture or been consigned to old, abandoned buildings.†   (source)
  • He began a slow and meticulous examination of Leavitt.†   (source)
  • Kant is always superbly methodical, persistent, regular and meticulous as he scales that great snowy mountain of thought concerning what is in the mind and what is outside the mind.†   (source)
  • Observing meticulously all traffic signs, all other cars on the road, all pedestrians, being careful, missing no turns.†   (source)
  • Her attendants were meticulous as always in their care, but for the first time she was visibly impatient.†   (source)
  • Puller felt self-conscious as the hired help ladled out the soup and meticulously served every course.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Since the first time he lifted the smithy hammer he called his own, the methodical stoicism of a servant had been replaced by the eagerness and meticulous devotion of a true craftsman.†   (source)
  • When the remains of his wife and children had been conveyed to him, after the investigation of the crash and the meticulous cataloguing of both the organic and the inorganic debris, Joe was given only fragments of their bodies.†   (source)
  • There were people who disapproved of his meticulousness, saying that the local Deviation-rate, which had shown a steady overall improvement and now stood at half what it had been in my grandfather's time, would have been better still, but for my father.†   (source)
  • Miri watched, fascinated, at the way Alma dissected her lobster, meticulously removing every bit of meat before eating a bite, dipping each piece into butter, uttering small sounds of satisfaction as she did.†   (source)
  • When I was five—the only time in my life when my handwriting was meticulous—I sat in the tropical classrooms and learned the letters _ , and _ , repeating them page after page.†   (source)
  • I was meticulous in my hygiene procedures with Patient Zero.†   (source)
  • I smiled and was meticulously polite to each of them.†   (source)
  • When they slowly and meticulously removed their G-strings and threw them into the crowd, I realized that I was seeing the first two mature female genitals of my life.†   (source)
  • Their escape from the Marais, like everything else about the operation, had been meticulously planned and executed.†   (source)
  • Indeed, he was her dialogue coach, a fact which became more directly evident now as I heard him begin to correct her in detail, like an exceedingly meticulous, very patient instructor at a Berlitz school.†   (source)
  • The glass protecting a meticulous and vivid still life, a water color by Lee Adams, shattered in its frame with a loud report.†   (source)
  • He was a painstaking, meticulous thief, a man who would never harm a soul or steal on mere impulse.†   (source)
  • Eugene could hear all day as he worked at his meticulous watches the glad mallet of the man who cracked the crabs.†   (source)
  • It covered two pages, and the handwriting was in near perfect lines, as though Seth had meticulously used a straightedge of some variety.†   (source)
    meticulously = in a manner treating details with great care
  • Over the last month, he had meticulously cleaned out his desk and drawers and taken away everything of interest.†   (source)
  • She meticulously applies my makeup, extremely focused on the task.†   (source)
  • One day the Bandit meticulously glued the torn halves of some used theater tickets together.†   (source)
  • The grass is green, meticulously trimmed even though it is November.†   (source)
  • She put her coat on and then, sitting up, began meticulously to brush the moss from her hair.†   (source)
  • I meticulously fold the edges up and grab the roll of tape.†   (source)
  • Everything was meticulously accounted for.†   (source)
  • "You know," he says, narrowing his eyes as he meticulously rakes them down my body.†   (source)
  • Then he began meticulously arranging them on the sacrificial altar.†   (source)
  • Slowly, meticulously, he began inscribing the Lost Word inside the circular ouroboros on his scalp.†   (source)
  • All the interviews were meticulously reported.†   (source)
  • Oz walked his rows, meticulously counting out three seeds per hill as Louisa had told them.†   (source)
  • Connor leaned on the counter where Branna began to meticulously label her cooled candle jars.†   (source)
  • She was planning the wedding as meticulously as she did any of her criminal cases.†   (source)
  • Together we spent hours meticulously cleaning the bugs out of the rice before we cooked it.†   (source)
  • Ekström had a dozen questions that Nyström meticulously noted, and then answered as best he could.†   (source)
  • They meticulously detail BoneMan's work in seven murders.†   (source)
  • He studied his notes, which were written in a meticulously neat script on a yellow legal pad.†   (source)
  • Rising, Lee meticulously dusted off her jeans.†   (source)
  • Well, if you don't meticulously control bleeding, you'll have an eggplant.†   (source)
  • Lowell continued to talk as he dried himself meticulously.†   (source)
  • I meticulously painted my nails to perfection.†   (source)
  • It was meticulously neat, despite the abundance of knickknacks and memorabilia.†   (source)
  • He glanced at her open notebook, spotting the meticulously drawn caricature.†   (source)
  • Every surface had been meticulously wiped, including the murder weapon.†   (source)
  • Meticulously, Lee reversed the carriage to make the correction.†   (source)
  • The twin with the wart on his nose was meticulously excising a picture of a large green Cadillac.†   (source)
  • Then he donned the special set of clothing and other items he had meticulously prepared for this evening.†   (source)
  • From finger to foot, his fair skin was rosy from scrubbing; even his fingernails seemed meticulously groomed.†   (source)
  • With the auspicious attention of a diamond merchant he examined the banana meticulously, dissecting it with a special scalpel, weighing the pieces on a pharmacist's scale, and calculating its breadth with a gunsmith's calipers.†   (source)
  • To appease Sagarmatha this year-as every year-the Sherpas had built more than a dozen beautiful meticulously constructed stone chortens at Base Camp, one for each expedition.†   (source)
  • She enthusiastically welcomed Ye and Dong Dong, inquired after Ye's life during those years with concern, exclaimed that Dong Dong was so cute and smart, and meticulously directed the cook in preparing Ye's favorite dishes.†   (source)
  • When McCandless came into his world, however, the boy undermined the old man's meticulously constructed defenses.†   (source)
  • Diana Leven led Patrick meticulously through the discovery of ten dead students and nineteen wounded ones.†   (source)
  • In the days that follow, Nathaniel sets up near the tunnel every morning by eight or nine, meticulously unloading his shopping cart on the patio-sized slab that serves as his stage.†   (source)
  • I watched as he placed staples in the splintered wood cabinet and on the sagging but meticulously lined shelves above the sink.†   (source)
  • According to our meticulously researched story, whenever Mautz came up short on new ways to treat kids astonishingly, he consulted with Huey-Dewey (one name for each head), whom he kept locked in an earth cellar behind his house.†   (source)
  • But she was tired of cell culture, tired of meticulously cutting away dead tissue like gristle from a steak, tired of having cells die after hours of work.†   (source)
  • In the basement, Albert is running his trains through his meticulously painted world, beneath the underpass, over his electric drawbridge; it's a small sound up here, but relentless, a sound that penetrates the timbers of the house.†   (source)
  • The flowers in the meticulously maintained gardens, the cafétables along the pathways, the wide busy streets.†   (source)
  • Wyche had been working on that: she'd written a meticulously detailed three-page, single-spaced letter to William Brody, then president of Johns Hopkins.†   (source)
  • There are flowers in the center, with place mats and table settings meticulously placed in front of each of the chairs.†   (source)
  • Alexander Van Ness ate meticulously, wiping his hands on his napkin often and smiling at the others, saying nothing.†   (source)
  • Mani stones are small, flat rocks that have been meticulously carved with Sanskrit symbols denoting the Tibetan Buddhist invocation Om mani padme hum and are piled along the middle of trails to form long, low mani walls.†   (source)
  • "Magnus" was fiction; she made him up as she went along, but Bjurman took her account as a pretext for meticulously mapping out her sex life.†   (source)
  • The neoclassical architecture is meticulously designed to echo the grandeur of ancient Rome, whose ideals were the inspiration for America's founders in establishing the laws and culture of the new republic.†   (source)
  • Two human leg bones sat beside the skull, along with a collection of other items that were meticulously arranged on the desk in shrinelike fashion—an antique hourglass, a crystal flask, a candle, two saucers of pale powder, and a sheet of paper.†   (source)
  • He had meticulously fulfilled the requirements of the authorities and submitted a monthly report as well as an annual review.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist could not resist the feeling that the old man was telling a meticulously rehearsed story, deliberately to capture his interest.†   (source)
  • The event was a showing of the legendary lost film of Sergei Eisen-stein, called Unterwelt, recently found in East Germany, meticulously restored and brought to New York under the aegis of the film society Miles belonged to, a remarkable coup for the group.†   (source)
  • Kracker put a large hand on a sheet of paper and slid it next to a neatly stacked pile on his meticulously arranged desk.†   (source)
  • Pandora rose, brushed her hands meticulously down her black skin suit, sniffed, tossed her luxurious mane of flame-colored hair, then aimed a frigid glare with heavily lashed emerald eyes.†   (source)
  • Everything looked exactly as it always had, from the meticulously clean counter to the fridge magnets.†   (source)
  • I could still picture Mother, on her hands and knees, wearing her gardening gloves, weeding her flower beds that she had taken so much pride in, and how she used to fill the home with the orchids she had meticulously cared for.†   (source)
  • Just an hour ago we'd finally sped across the state border, into Louisiana, meticulously sticking to our carefully plotted, brilliantly conceived plan of "heading west."†   (source)
  • Mr. Smeath is stuck to her back like an asparagus beetle, grinning like a maniac; both of them have shiny brown insect wings, done to scale and meticulously painted.†   (source)
  • I was deeply impressionable and unassuming and full of dread, knowing little else but whatever was provided to me by professional men like the doctor, who were authoritative and born into an elite caste, and who seemed the very incarnation of our meticulously constructed way of life.†   (source)
  • The next morning Edklinth was in his office at police headquarters, meticulously cleaning his glasses.†   (source)
  • Cedric looks in his dorm room mirror as he's meticulously dressing on an evening in early April and thinks for a moment about home.†   (source)
  • Itexicon American Headquarters Florida, United States "We have meticulously crafted the skeleton of our new world," the Director proclaimed from the large TV screen in the conference room.†   (source)
  • After many years I had meticulously regurgitated the ten degrees of holy blessed sap, and mixed it in every conceivable formulation.†   (source)
  • It had turned into a journal in which he let his thoughts run free while at the same time he meticulously wrote up every conversation and every meeting, as well as all the research he was doing.†   (source)
  • This book has been meticulously maintained, and two short weeks ago, its print was as rich and fine a black as any in creation.†   (source)
  • They have collected many thousands of specimens and organized them as meticulously as Rowan's Archives.†   (source)
  • Over the years he had been meticulously laying the groundwork, by means of contacts, friendships, secret meetings, discreet but effective public appearances, and gifts of money or favors made to the right people at the right moment.†   (source)
  • Sixty-four wires the size of a single hair needed to be meticulously fitted into individual, small holes and then topped with a dash of solder.†   (source)
  • He was jetlagged, he was anxious, he was worried that his meticulously planned and executed operation had been in vain, but he was very much alive.†   (source)
  • Considering Teknologik's suspected connections to political and military power grids, Joe more likely than not would be killed in jail during a meticulously planned altercation with other prisoners well paid to waste him.†   (source)
  • They meticulously explored the most advanced science, and yet, in the end, it came down to a vaccine and a bit of luck.†   (source)
  • Nearly a dozen active-duty SEAL operators—including those in leadership roles—have unofficially, but no less meticulously, reviewed this manuscript for factuality and to point out any issues that might endanger lives in future operations.†   (source)
  • Finally, the steel door opened, revealing a tall, slender man with aquiline features and meticulously groomed gray hair.†   (source)
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