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scrutiny
used in Moby Dick

3 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • Though none of the most elegant, it yet stood the scrutiny tolerably well.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (77% in)
  • Thus far the busy Captain had not looked up to Jonah, though the man now stands before him; but no sooner does he hear that hollow voice, than he darts a scrutinizing glance.
    Chapters 7-9 -- The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (57% in)
  • Such an enterprise would seem almost as hopeful as for Lavater to have scrutinized the wrinkles on the Rock of Gibraltar, or for Gall to have mounted a ladder and manipulated the Dome of the Pantheon.
    Chapters 79-81 -- The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (1% in)

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