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pedantic
used in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Definition
too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
  • But I have been pedantically exact, as you call it.
    p. 10.5
pedantically = with too much concern for details or book learning
  • I never saw a man so distressed as you were by my will; unless it were that hide-bound pedant, Lanyon, at what he called my scientific heresies.
    p. 25.3
  • pedant = someone too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
  • Oh, I know he's a good fellow—you needn't frown—an excellent fellow, and I always mean to see more of him; but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant.
    p. 25.4
  • pedant = someone too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
  • Oh, I know he's a good fellow—you needn't frown—an excellent fellow, and I always mean to see more of him; but a hide-bound pedant for all that; an ignorant, blatant pedant.
    p. 25.5
pedant = someone too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
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