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scrutiny
used in Anna Karenina

13 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • she concealed her close scrutiny of him
    Part Seven (32% in)
scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • "Excuse me," he added, taking an opera glass out of her hand, and proceeding to scrutinize, over her bare shoulder, the row of boxes facing them.
    Part Two (10% in)
  • He looked at her and hastily turned away, scrutinizing other faces.
    Part Two (78% in)
  • I expected to see you there," said Vronsky, scrutinizing Serpuhovskoy.
    Part Three (62% in)
  • On returning home, he carefully scrutinized the hat stand, and noticing that there was not a military overcoat there, he went, as usual, to his own room.
    Part Four (11% in)
  • I am going to see her now," he said in French, carefully scrutinizing Golenishtchev's face.
    Part Five (20% in)
  • "Four days," Vronsky answered, once more scrutinizing his friend's face intently.
    Part Five (20% in)
  • Scrutinizing the note, the porter's assistant stopped her at the second glass door.
    Part Five (85% in)
  • But when she had scrutinized her, seeing her closer, she was at once reconciled to her riding.
    Part Six (50% in)
  • Dolly scrutinized that simple gown attentively.
    Part Six (56% in)
  • Darya Alexandrovna watched this luxury which was novel to her, and as a good housekeeper used to managing a household—although she never dreamed of adapting anything she saw to her own household, as it was all in a style of luxury far above her own manner of living—she could not help scrutinizing every detail, and wondering how and by whom it was all done.
    Part Six (66% in)
  • "Yes, isn't it extraordinarily fine?" said Stepan Arkadyevitch, noticing that Levin was scrutinizing the picture.
    Part Seven (27% in)
  • The couple seated themselves on the opposite side, and intently but surreptitiously scrutinized her clothes.
    Part Seven (97% in)

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