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scrutiny
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
careful examination of something
  • Lucy gave some playful contradiction, but Philip did not hear what it was, for he had naturally turned toward Maggie, and she was looking at him with that open, affectionate scrutiny which we give to a friend from whom we have been long separated.
    6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Philip Re-enters (17% in)

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