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scrutiny

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Definition careful examination of something
  • She scrutinized her reflection in the mirror.
scrutinized = looked very carefully at
(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • The senator asked the agency to scrutinize the proposed legislation and report back to her with their findings.
  • scrutinize = look at very carefully
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • scrutinized = very carefully looked at
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • It was not possible to learn anything by looking at him, even though K. was scrutinizing him quite brazenly.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • scrutinizing = looking at very carefully
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • 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
  • scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • She'd been avoiding her mother's curious scrutiny all morning.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • 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
  • scrutinized = looked at very carefully
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • ...we are duty bound to confront moral dilemmas and scrutinize the implications of our actions.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • scrutinize = look at very carefully
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • The city was under siege, its every activity scrutinized by heavily armed soldiers and scowling police.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • scrutinized = looked at very carefully
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • maybe he had reasons which would not stand the light of scrutiny.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • Winston turned his head a little aside to avoid the scrutiny of the large dark eyes.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • scrutiny = careful examination
  • The jury, thinking themselves under close scrutiny, paid attention; so did the witnesses, thinking likewise.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • scrutiny = careful examination
  • 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
  • scrutiny = careful examination
  • In imagination he felt the scrutiny of his companions as he painfully labored through some lies.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • An awareness of being looked at, scrutinized, whispered about, that Laila had never felt before.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • scrutinized = looked at very carefully
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • He nodded, uncomfortable under her scrutiny.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • I scrutinized her face for signs of denial but saw none.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • scrutinized = looked at very carefully
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • I'd endured a lot of scrutiny since the beginning of the school year.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
scrutiny = careful looks or inspection

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