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used in The Scarlet Letter

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careful examination of something
  • With calm and intent scrutiny, he felt her pulse, looked into her eyes...
    Chapter 4 — The Interview (33% in)
scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • Thus Roger Chillingworth scrutinised his patient carefully, both as he saw him in his ordinary life, keeping an accustomed pathway in the range of thoughts familiar to him, and as he appeared when thrown amidst other moral scenery, the novelty of which might call out something new to the surface of his character.
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (56% in)

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