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used in The Fountainhead

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giving careful attention to detail


excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
  • He looked like a drawing from a men's magazine, fastidiously groomed, a white handkerchief in the breast pocket of his dark suit.
    4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (3% in)
fastidiously = with careful attention to detail
  • He wrinkled his nose fastidiously, in self-mockery.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (31% in)
  • It had a fastidious jacket of midnight blue with plain silver letters and a silver pyramid in one corner.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (0% in)
  • He had no distaste for modern architecture and built cheerfully, when a rare client asked for it, bare boxes with flat roofs, which he called progressive; he built Roman mansions which he called fastidious; he built Gothic churches which he called spiritual.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (11% in)
  • Her dress—the color of water, a pale green-blue, too simple and expensive, its pleats exact like edges of glass—her thin heels planted wide apart on the boulders, the smooth helmet of her hair, the exaggerated fragility of her body against the sky—flaunted the fastidious coolness of the gardens and drawing rooms from which she came.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (52% in)
  • She watched the air of fastidious elegance around her.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (3% in)
  • There was such a vast understanding in Toohey's eyes and such an unfastidious kindness—no, what a word to think of—such an unlimited kindness.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (65% in)
  • Francon asked Keating in the rose-lit satin-stuffed rooms of the A.G.A., wrinkling his nose with fastidious amusement.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (97% in)
  • But the staff of the Banner was as unfastidious as its policy.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (79% in)
  • He thought that things like this could not be done in such a place; the fastidious magnificence made it monstrous; he wished it were a dank cellar.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (77% in)
  • The terror came from that plate, not from the fastidious monster across the table; the rest of the room was warm and safe.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (88% in)
  • This was just like Toohey, thought Keating; this pose amidst the severe fastidiousness of his living room; a single canvas by a famous artist on the wall behind him—and the rest of the room unobtrusive like a monk's cell; no, thought Keating, like the retreat of a king in exile, scornful of material display.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (45% in)
  • Wynand wrinkled his nose fastidiously.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (46% in)
  • It was not a positive stand rationally taken; not defiance in the name of a cause of importance; just a fastidious feeling, something pertaining almost to chastity: the hesitation one feels before putting one's foot down into muck.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (59% in)
  • ...attentive thousands that he loved them and loved them and would they please love him a little in return— —said the lady columnist who had just bought a country mansion because she wrote so tenderly about the little people— —said all the little people who wanted to hear of love, the great love, the unfastidious love, the love that embraced everything, forgave everything and permitted them everything— —said every second-hander who could not exist except as a leech on the souls of others.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (38% in)

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