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scrutiny
used in Oliver Twist

3 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • said Monks, after a close and eager scrutiny of the contents of the little packet.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (76% in)
scrutiny = careful look or inspection
  • Their eyes met, and the Jew scrutinised her, narrowly.
    Chapter 19 — In Which a Notable Plan is Discussed and Determined On (92% in)
  • Thus, they crossed the bridge, from the Middlesex to the Surrey shore, when the woman, apparently disappointed in her anxious scrutiny of the foot-passengers, turned back.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (4% in)

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