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  • Beloved did not look at Paul D; her scrutiny was for Sethe.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look
  • 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.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful inspection
  • Because of their relationship, he came under close scrutiny.   (source)
    scrutiny = inspection
  • No doubt your books will bear the closest scrutiny   (source)
    scrutiny = careful inspection
  • the glare of national scrutiny was settling on West Virginia.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful examination
  • He puts it back and picks up another apple, subjecting it to the same kind of scrutiny.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • I don't need Colin to make a scene every time a guy so much as talks to me. He's never done that before and it left me open for more scrutiny and gossip,   (source)
    scrutiny = careful looks or inspections
  • For seven years he had lived bound to her, his every step subject to her scrutiny.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • I pretended to study a torn cuticle to miss his scrutiny.   (source)
  • Monies were constantly funneled to accounts beyond official scrutiny,   (source)
    scrutiny = careful inspection
  • Your reputation, and your motives will come under close scrutiny after your death.   (source)
  • He checked their papers with the scantest of scrutiny.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • 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.   (source)
  • And now I feel better for having exposed to the light of scrutiny the decadent practices of the rich Texans I know.   (source)
    scrutiny = a careful look and inspection
  • Winston turned his head a little aside to avoid the scrutiny of the large dark eyes.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful examination
  • Accordingly, Marilla lifted her candle and looked scrutinizingly at Anne's hair, flowing in heavy masses down her back.   (source)
    scrutinizingly = with careful examination
  • When I came into the room where he was, and introduced myself, he took me by the shoulder, and turned my face round to the light, and said, after a sharp scrutiny, "But Madam Mina told me you were ill, that you had had a shock."   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look
  • Archer paused again, and their eyes met in another protracted scrutiny.   (source)
    scrutiny = inspection
  • He is no were-wolf at all, and if we appeared to accept without scrutiny this lie which...   (source)
    scrutiny = a careful look or inspection
  • Claggart—-himself for the time liberated from the other's scrutiny—steadily...   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • He enfolded his Della. For ten seconds let us regard with discreet scrutiny some inconsequential object in the other direction.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • In imagination he felt the scrutiny of his companions as he painfully labored through some lies.   (source)
  • My visitor, who had watched these metamorphoses with a keen eye, smiled, set down the glass upon the table, and then turned and looked upon me with an air of scrutiny.   (source)
  • ...the scrutiny through the fading light,   (source)
  • she concealed her close scrutiny of him   (source)
  • With calm and intent scrutiny, he felt her pulse, looked into her eyes...   (source)
  • On closer scrutiny it was evident that she really was fourteen.   (source)
    scrutiny = inspection
  • a closer scrutiny does not detect a flag nor a bulrush ...  but only a few small heart-leaves   (source)
    scrutiny = look (very careful)
  • It was like eating in a church, the ceiling was cavernous, and I felt under scrutiny, as if the hall knew I was there and I shouldn't be.†   (source)
  • High-resolution scrutiny reveals that both quarters were minted in 1984.†   (source)
  • "Then we are still waiting for one, no, two more," the lawyer said, fumbling with his papers, his hands shaking under the strict scrutiny of the judge.†   (source)
  • Or had his ceaseless inward scrutiny manufactured phantoms that were no one's recollections at all?†   (source)
  • The agreed transaction in jewelry and cash takes place, with minimal scrutiny from Friedrich.†   (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)
  • He watched me long enough for my ears to turn pink with the scrutiny.†   (source)
  • And if there was one thing Dell Duke understood, it was that he didn't do well under scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Hart decided that such intense scrutiny of his personal life created an "intolerable situation" for him and his family'.†   (source)
  • I looked at Madame carefully, but she seemed to sense my scrutiny and she turned back to Tommy.†   (source)
  • And my personal life didn't stand a lot of scrutiny.†   (source)
  • By then she had performed unfalteringly under the twins' perspicacious scrutiny and had confounded all their expectations.†   (source)
  • Carter uses Fevvers, with her mix of earthy sexuality and avian ability, to comment on the situation of women in English society; it's a strategy that is perfectly normal for Carter, whose novels typically, and comically, undercut assumptions about masculine and feminine roles, holding up our received notions for scrutiny and occasional ridicule.†   (source)
  • A few desks further along she had to strip off every scrap of clothes, throw them onto a second pile, and walk naked past the scrutiny of a dozen S.S. men into the shower room.†   (source)
  • "Why are you bothering with her?" she asked me, undisturbed by my scrutiny.†   (source)
  • We were constantly under scrutiny; the instructors showed us recordings of our performance on video.†   (source)
  • The fair needed twice as many, he said, and greater scrutiny of their work.†   (source)
  • Nothing terrible escapes their scrutiny.†   (source)
  • "No," he said, and, under her scrutiny, blushed.†   (source)
  • I pulled a blanket up to my chin, hiding my naked body from the scrutiny of the mirror.†   (source)
  • They were "entering" the case, which meant another layer of intense scrutiny of Jake's work, along with another finger in the pie.†   (source)
  • She whips her head toward St. Clair, who adjusts his face away from her scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Under closer scrutiny I could see she was actually crying: red eyes, face red, the whole deal.†   (source)
  • She gives Felicity a victorious look as Mademoiselle calls me to her desk for closer scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Media scrutiny, after all, creates a powerful incentive: if two sumo wrestlers or their stables have been rigging matches, they might be leery to continue when a swarm of journalists and TV cameras descend upon them.†   (source)
  • The Danbury (or Washington) powers-that-be in the Bureau of Prisons didn't want her here, perhaps because they didn't want close media scrutiny on the facility.†   (source)
  • Under her loose scrutiny I grew more buxom, and my brown skin smoothed and tight-pored, like pancakes fried on an unoiled skillet.†   (source)
  • Fact: If his daughter hadn't died from a vaccine two years ago, henever would have spearheaded legislation to heighten scrutiny of new vaccines.†   (source)
  • "Ah," he muttered, looking at the young man, who was reddening under the scrutiny.†   (source)
  • "He possesses a high sense of honor and as independent a spirit as any man I ever knew, and ....we have every reason to believe that his character will bear the strictest scrutiny," Abigail had written earlier to Cotton Tufts.†   (source)
  • As much as I fear the scrutiny of Drew's mother, it's a little worse to imagine eating a meal across the table from the boy who mopped up my vomit and watched me strip my bra off and throw it across the room.†   (source)
  • Tamar stepped through the doorway and had to screw up his eyes against the late sun's scrutiny.†   (source)
  • And when the statement is isolated and itself subject to scrutiny it becomes patently ridiculous.†   (source)
  • Even with added scrutiny, people line up at our embassies to apply to come here.†   (source)
  • "We have met before, dear," she said, in answer to his silent scrutiny, "though you don't seem to be sure of it."†   (source)
  • Yet from Heather and her bosses, he continued to endure a surreptitious scrutiny that seemed to be based on the assumption that he was engaged in some criminal enterprise or, at best, was on his way for a few days of unspeakable debauchery in Las Vegas.†   (source)
  • It has held up to scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Your nose would warn you of the Bear's quiet scrutiny before he unleashed that voice so famous among cadets.†   (source)
  • In an effort to break the impasse I loudly cleared my throat and turned my back on the wolf ( for a tenth of a second) to indicate as clearly as possible that I found his continued scrutiny impolite, if not actually offensive.†   (source)
  • The reflex reserved for such occasions seemed to catch us both, because he looked back, too, with the same eyebrow twitch of startle and scrutiny.†   (source)
  • He remained as hardy as a billygoat, which brought him under the bemused scrutiny of the SS doctors and, in a roundabout way, to the attention of floss.†   (source)
  • Mary, beginning to resent this scrutiny, intensified her glare.†   (source)
  • An awareness of being looked at, scrutinized, whispered about, that Laila had never felt before.   (source)
    scrutinized = looked at very carefully
  • One felt that nothing could escape their scrutiny.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • his eyes made a swift anxious scrutiny of the young woman's appearance.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful examination
  • Amory eyed him dumbly until Wilson grew embarrassed under the scrutiny.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • said Monks, after a close and eager scrutiny of the contents of the little packet.   (source)
  • the scout engaged in the scrutiny with renewed zeal.   (source)
  • ...that the closest scrutiny must have had difficulty in detecting the cheat.   (source)
  • The revolver vanished, flashed again into sight, vanished again, and became evident on a closer scrutiny as a little dark object following Adye.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • Newman placed his hands upon his knees, and, without uttering a syllable, continued the same close scrutiny of his companion's face.   (source)
    scrutiny = careful examination (by looking closely)
  • Scrutiny's not really our thing," says Christina.†   (source)
  • The Vanger Corporation won't have a free pass from scrutiny.†   (source)
  • He hesitated-it could easily give him awaythen raced to create a name that would withstand scrutiny.†   (source)
  • It meant that Alex would be under public scrutiny before this case could go any further.†   (source)
  • Perhaps in some way conscious of my scrutiny, Will stirred, but didn't wake.†   (source)
  • I kept my face composed, aware of his scrutiny as I listened.†   (source)
  • Paul didn't flinch from the man's disparaging scrutiny.†   (source)
  • My CHOAM Company directorship will bear the closest scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Now Oz looked worried under the scrutiny of his blood brother.†   (source)
  • But as far as she could tell, their scrutiny had no effect on him.†   (source)
  • He trailed off, feeling the weight of her scrutiny.†   (source)
  • "What?" she finally said under his scrutiny.†   (source)
  • It was only after moments of intense scrutiny that I'd been able to spot the hole.†   (source)
  • I don't like institutions that are beyond normal parliamentary scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Don't subject the episode to ten hours of neurotic scrutiny.†   (source)
  • She was never more than a step away from scrutiny in a case that had literally blown up overnight.†   (source)
  • Whatever happened, Teleborian was going to be the object of journalistic scrutiny.†   (source)
  • But under his scrutiny I felt different than I had with Jonathan Gulick.†   (source)
  • He bore her scrutiny without turning away, which was more than most people could do.†   (source)
  • He moved away from the door, away from Vivaldo's scrutiny.†   (source)
  • After all, nobody wanted to invite scrutiny if it meant deportation.†   (source)
  • He tried to hide his scrutiny, keeping his eyes on his eggs until he thought I wasn't looking.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Nightwing takes a moment, letting us squirm under her scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Catti-brie drew Wulfgar under the uncomfortable scrutiny of her dark eyes.†   (source)
  • Under closer scrutiny, Kayak's case falls apart.†   (source)
  • I didn't like the scrutiny, having to walk in front of people, strangers staring at me.†   (source)
  • Do you know 'ow long a man can last under our scrutiny?†   (source)
  • The giant did not move, either, but patiently withstood David's scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Less scrutiny than might be applied to a company listed on the Bourse.†   (source)
  • I wondered if Jane noticed her children's puzzled scrutiny.†   (source)
  • It would be smaller than the Senate and its actions would get less public scrutiny.†   (source)
  • The girls even took the name of their stepfather, Porter, to avoid greater public scrutiny.†   (source)
  • It undoubtedly looked foolish and could hardly bear close scrutiny, but it was a turban of sorts.†   (source)
  • No. His clear blue eyes held her in their unwavering scrutiny.†   (source)
  • He broadened his area of scrutiny but still saw nothing of interest.†   (source)
  • He stared back at the people around him, neither frightened nor angered by their scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Like his mother, he was the subject of intense media scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Such a man bore scrutiny, then questioning; it would not be difficult.†   (source)
  • The history of shamans and the occult garnered our intense intellectual scrutiny.†   (source)
  • But now this scrutiny as to what he wears and what he looks like.†   (source)
  • After a few moments of careful scrutiny, she nodded.†   (source)
  • But neither man thinks Booth's unusual behavior merits closer scrutiny.†   (source)
  • So I'm the corpse that's in custody,' said Webb, 'beyond scrutiny.†   (source)
  • No corner of a potential recruit's life was spared scrutiny.†   (source)
  • We have an issue that's crying out for, really, scrutiny, to use one of your words.†   (source)
  • Under careful scrutiny, I saw that it was a tick.†   (source)
  • He could feel the young man's strangely friendly scrutiny, and it made him more tense than ever.†   (source)
  • He tried quickly to cover his red, brimming eyes from her scrutiny.†   (source)
  • I burned the paper that had contained the minced hemlock, careful to imagine as completely as possible the potential scrutiny of the sheriff.†   (source)
  • Joe's friends had nothing against whorehouses, but they were worried that this one might complicate matters for Joe, who was just now coming under the scrutiny of the authorities because of the bad checks he had written before the opening of Sweet Georgia Brown's.†   (source)
  • Everyone was always staring at my mother, but the scrutiny seemed especially intense that day, or else I am remembering it acutely because it was the last time I saw her alive.†   (source)
  • When he had finished his detailed scrutiny of the pharmacy's contents, he pulled three containers from the rack.†   (source)
  • Langdon often reminded his students that most modern religions included stories that did not hold up to scientific scrutiny: everything from Moses parting the Red Sea ....to Joseph Smith using magic eyeglasses to translate the Book of Mormon from a series of gold plates he found buried in upstate New York.†   (source)
  • Fascinated by the discovery of friendship, bewildered by the enchantments of a world which had been forbidden to him by Fernanda's meanness, Aureliano abandoned the scrutiny of the parchments precisely when they were beginning to reveal themselves as predictions in coded lines of poetry.†   (source)
  • Geyer would have agreed, except that his own search had revealed again and again Holmes's talent for deflecting scrutiny.†   (source)
  • I pretended to be oblivious to his intense scrutiny as I unlocked the door, and waved them in ahead of me.†   (source)
  • Mr. Merrill gazed undistracted toward center stage, apparently transfixed by the crack where the curtain would part; he appeared to believe that by his special scrutiny of this opening, by a supreme act of concentration, he might inspire the curtains to open.†   (source)
  • The fixed Swedish assets were unassailable and genuine, available to public scrutiny, balance sheets, and audits.†   (source)
  • Detective Geyer theorized that Holmes must have sensed an excess of neighborly scrutiny and changed his plans.†   (source)
  • Since the Monopoly games had ended, Jess didn't come around as regularly, and so there wasn't even the fearsome pleasure of maybe exposing myself to the scrutiny of the others as I handed him cups of coffee or asked idle questions about Harold.†   (source)
  • Charlie's broken expression — Edward's brutal snarl, teeth bared — Rosalie's resentful glare — the keen-eyed scrutiny of the tracker — the dead look in Edward's eyes after he kissed me the last time...I couldn't stand to see them.†   (source)
  • Thirty years ago the regular arrival of the flower was the object of much scrutiny—at the National Forensic Laboratory, among fingerprint experts, graphologists, criminal investigators, and one or two relatives and friends of the recipient.†   (source)
  • He summoned all his reserves of strength to overcome the vertigo of her implacable scrutiny, until she released it with childish unconcern as if she were tossing it into the trash.†   (source)
  • There would be more than enough scrutiny to go around if the folder on the chief's desk contained the truth.†   (source)
  • The specialists came running up from all directions and ringed him in a circle of scrutiny so confining that he could feel the humid breath from their various noses blowing uncomfortably upon the different sectors of his body.†   (source)
  • In the following years, the Public Security Bureau's scrutiny further diminished interest in learningor preserving the language.†   (source)
  • Beneath his scrutiny, I am ashamed at how quickly the water turns black with muck—and then angry at myself for being ashamed.†   (source)
  • My mother, who lives in Israel, believes that every action we take and our treatment of every individual must stand up to moral scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Isham objected, saying his clients took them to Connecticut because they believed it would be easier to get to the bottom of the incident without all the press scrutiny and public curiosity that would have surely befallen them in a larger port such as New York.†   (source)
  • Philip looked away, then raised his eyes and held Rearden's glance, as if engaged in a scrutiny of his own.†   (source)
  • My solitude would give me an opportunity to take the first steps in that direction, without the kind of scrutiny that might destroy such efforts.†   (source)
  • Mohawk and Pierced Eyebrow joined Marcus and Blaze in their scrutiny, making Ronnie feel distinctly uncomfortable.†   (source)
  • I knew my principal was pulling for me, but he was unsure of the district officials' willingness to open themselves up to scrutiny.†   (source)
  • The advantage of a Gore plant is that every part of the process for designing and making and marketing a given product is subject to the same group scrutiny.†   (source)
  • The smaller enclosure was reassuring, as it removed him from the exposure to scrutiny inherent in larger areas-the room was more private, more personal, less open to invasion.†   (source)
  • In this place—if you were an employee—you must present yourself for the scrutiny of three guards, because this post is never manned by fewer, regardless of the hour.†   (source)
  • It was Mr Marshall, it is generally agreed, who was the first to recognize the full significance of silver — namely, that no other objects in the house were likely to come under such intimate scrutiny from outsiders as was silver during a meal, and as such, it served as a public index of a house's standards.†   (source)
  • He knew that he could have muscled his way into the presidency long ago, but he wasn't interested in France-the scrutiny leveled at such an office would have worked against him.†   (source)
  • He now drove a club car with a club license plate, not enough to escape scrutiny for long, but it would slow them.†   (source)
  • They seemed to be everything from action movies to a hodgepodge of taped news programmes and reports from Cold Facts, Insider, and Assignment Scrutiny.†   (source)
  • In the candor with which they regarded him, they were like the eyes of a child; and yet there was also something in that scrutiny which was not childish at all.†   (source)
  • And who will take the trouble or incur the odium of a strict scrutiny into the secret discussions of the council?†   (source)
  • A promising case of medical malpractice wilted under the scrutiny of expert review, and Jake had no choice but to settle for nuisance value.†   (source)
  • Undeniably, she was beautiful, with thick waves of rich, auburn hair rolling down over her shoulders and the darkest blue, penetrating eyes that would make any suitor blush under their knowing scrutiny.†   (source)
  • The problem, of course, was that an organization assigned to spy on citizens must remain under strict public scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Virtually every time Sesame Street's educational value has been tested — and the show has been subject to more academic scrutiny than any television show in history it has been proved to improve the reading and learning skills of its viewers.†   (source)
  • Jacob noticed my scrutiny.†   (source)
  • I thought I might dig up maybe ten or twelve hotshot millionaires with post-Saigon bank accounts that couldn't bear scrutiny, but not this, not this Medusa.†   (source)
  • No one existed who could descry the flaws within the Riders' own system, for they were above scrutiny, and thus, they perished.†   (source)
  • Considering how you were dressed, the taxi driver cruised around trying to find a place to park where we could help you to a bench on the path with as little scrutiny as possible.†   (source)
  • Furthermore, there was a possibility that the Section would be subjected to official scrutiny, and that had to be prevented at all costs.†   (source)
  • For reasons of national security, not even the president of the United States is above the scrutiny of the FBI.†   (source)
  • If the defense attorney's latest filing with the court bore up under judicial scrutiny, Phil Switzer, aka BoneMan, could very well be walking the streets two weeks from now and all eyes would be on the DA who'd put him behind bars.†   (source)
  • The impostor's face was too shattered for anyone who saw it to give a description and his remains are in custody, beyond scrutiny.†   (source)
  • Why do you say scrutiny is my word?†   (source)
  • She forbade him to engage in stupid petty crimes and cheap con games which—if he was unlucky—might prompt investigations which in turn could put her under scrutiny.†   (source)
  • No detail of the operation was too small to evade Saladin's scrutiny—the primary targets, the backup targets, the weapons, the vehicle-borne bombs, the suicide vests.†   (source)
  • The location was not on any public map and its communications were beyond the scrutiny of allies and enemies alike.†   (source)
  • When Klara left him it turned something loose, a rant, an unworded voice that incited feelings so varied and confused and bled-together, so resistant to separation and scrutiny that he felt helpless in its surge.†   (source)
  • Added to their attire were two proper attache cases strapped with diplomatique tape, indicating government documents beyond the scrutiny of immigration points.†   (source)
  • When the trap had so disastrously collapsed inside Mao's tomb, a desecration that would shake the republic, the elite circle of conspirators had to regroup swiftly, secretly, beyond the scrutiny of their peers.†   (source)
  • The Shan would not be able to pass a probe, of course, but he should pass surface scrutiny, accompanied as he is by your retainers.†   (source)
  • His silence disturbed her, and suddenly she felt that she was the subject of his most suspicious scrutiny.†   (source)
  • The Germans seemed to be caught up in an enormous hullaballoo that particular day; all over the streets hundreds of Poles were being corralled and taken into custody, and thus the crime she had committed (a grave one, smuggling meat), which at another time would certainly have caused her to be subjected to the most detailed scrutiny, got overlooked or forgotten in the general confusion.†   (source)
  • I saw shadowy rooms paneled in dark walnut and furnished with cumbersome pieces in mission oak; on one table would be the menorah, its candles in orderly array but unlit, while nearby on another table would be the Torah, or perhaps the Talmud, opened to a page which had just undergone pious scrutiny by the elder Lapidus.†   (source)
  • She gave them her dazed scrutiny, and while doing so she realized for the first time that the piece of music being played just then by the welcoming prisoners' band—hopelessly off-key and disorganized, yet flaying her nerves with its erotic sorrow and turgid beat as it had even in the darkened car—was the Argentine tango "La Cumparsita."†   (source)
  • He at once fixed on me that extraordinarily observant scrutiny with which he always inspected our clothes.†   (source)
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