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scrupulous
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
  • Eddie's eyes were blue, wide and questioning; he had blond hair and a square face, unremarkable except for that look of scrupulous attentiveness and...
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (23% in)
scrupulous = diligent and ethical
  • It seemed to him as if a few rays from it reached into his present: not rays, more like pinpoint spotlights that gave an occasional moment's glitter to his job, to his lonely apartment, to the quiet, scrupulous progression of his existence.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (13% in)
  • I think he's a destructive, unscrupulous ruffian.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (33% in)
  • They're saying that I am an unscrupulous cheat who has defrauded them.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (91% in)
  • Uncle Julius blamed it on Wesley's cunning and cried that Wesley was an unscrupulous schemer.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (16% in)
  • He remembered the austerely pitiless respect he had felt for his contract of marriage, for all his contracts and all his legal obligations-and he saw what sort of legality his scrupulous observance was expected to serve.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (44% in)
  • ...do not pay a higher price for a rusty chunk of scrap than for a piece of shining metal, so you do not value a rotter above a hero-that your moral appraisal is the coin paying men for their virtues or vices, and this payment demands of you as scrupulous an honor as you bring to financial transactions-that to withhold your contempt from men's vices is an act of moral counterfeiting, and to withhold your admiration from their virtues is an act of moral embezzlement-that to place any other...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (27% in)

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