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scrupulous
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
  • He addressed me precisely in his ordinary manner, or what had, of late, been his ordinary manner — one scrupulously polite.
    Chapter 35 (61% in)
  • The candle, whose ray had been my beacon, burnt on the table; and by its light an elderly woman, somewhat rough-looking, but scrupulously clean, like all about her, was knitting a stocking.
    Chapter 28 (62% in)
  • There was an enjoyment in accepting their simple kindness, and in repaying it by a consideration — a scrupulous regard to their feelings — to which they were not, perhaps, at all times accustomed, and which both charmed and benefited them; because, while it elevated them in their own eyes, it made them emulous to merit the deferential treatment they received.
    Chapter 32 (7% in)
  • Not at all; he had, on the contrary, remarked that I had scrupulously respected every association: he feared, indeed, I must have bestowed more thought on the matter than it was worth.
    Chapter 34 (17% in)
  • Can I receive from him the bridal ring, endure all the forms of love (which I doubt not he would scrupulously observe) and know that the spirit was quite absent?
    Chapter 34 (76% in)

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