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conscientious
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
careful to do what is right—especially to perform duties in a thorough manner (as when guided by conscience)
  • The taxing-masters had done their work like any respectable gunsmith conscientiously preparing the musket, that, duly pointed by a brave arm, will spoil a life or two.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (3% in)
  • That process having been gone through more than once, Mr. Poulter felt that he had acted with scrupulous conscientiousness, and said, "Well, now, Master Tulliver, if I take the crown-piece, it is to make sure as you'll do no mischief with the sword."
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (93% in)
  • The persons who are the most incapable of a conscientious struggle such as yours are precisely those who will be likely to shrink from you, because they will not believe in your struggle.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (77% in)
  • Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that which is the most painful course; and to recede was always painful to Dr. Kenn.
    7.5 -- Book 7 Chapter 5 -- The Last Conflict (14% in)

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