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conscientious
used in Anna Karenina

11 uses
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Definition
careful to do what is right—especially to perform duties in a thorough manner (as when guided by conscience)
  • Mihail Vassilievitch Sludin, the chief secretary, was a straightforward, intelligent, good-hearted, and conscientious man, and Alexey Alexandrovitch was aware of his personal goodwill.
    Part Five (64% in)
  • And with his close assiduity, his conscientious devotion to his work, he's strained to the utmost; and there's some outside burden weighing on him, and not a light one," concluded the doctor, raising his eyebrows significantly.
    Part Two (73% in)
  • Many people gained their livelihood by the Board of Irrigation, especially one highly conscientious and musical family: all the daughters played on stringed instruments, and Alexey Alexandrovitch knew the family and had stood godfather to one of the elder daughters.
    Part Three (42% in)
  • Having once taken the subject up, he read conscientiously everything bearing on it, and intended in the autumn to go abroad to study land systems on the spot, in order that he might not on this question be confronted with what so often met him on various subjects.
    Part Three (92% in)
  • "Vassily Lukitch, in a tiny minute!" answered Seryozha with that gay and loving smile which always won over the conscientious Vassily Lukitch.
    Part Five (76% in)
  • "Eyes like what?" said Kitty, trying as conscientiously as possible to recall every word and gesture of that evening and every shade implied in them.
    Part Six (19% in)
  • Levin stood in the smaller room, where they were smoking and taking light refreshments, close to his own friends, and listening to what they were saying, he conscientiously exerted all his intelligence trying to understand what was said.
    Part Six (83% in)
  • After escorting his sister-in-law to her stall, he stood against a column and tried to listen as attentively and conscientiously as possible.
    Part Seven (14% in)
  • She had unconsciously the whole evening done her utmost to arouse in Levin a feeling of love—as of late she had fallen into doing with all young men— and she knew she had attained her aim, as far as was possible in one evening, with a married and conscientious man.
    Part Seven (34% in)
  • After the most conscientious revision the book had last year been published, and had been distributed among the booksellers.
    Part Eight (1% in)
  • In spite of the scrupulous conscientiousness with which Sergey Ivanovitch verified the correctness of the critic's arguments, he did not for a minute stop to ponder over the faults and mistakes which were ridiculed; but unconsciously he began immediately trying to recall every detail of his meeting and conversation with the author of the article.
    Part Eight (3% in)

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