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scrutiny
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • The rank, wealth, and eminent character of the deceased must have insured the strictest scrutiny into every ambiguous circumstance.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (48% in)
  • Just within the entrance, however, stood two serving-men, pointing some of the guests to the neighborhood of the kitchen and ushering others into the statelier rooms,—hospitable alike to all, but still with a scrutinizing regard to the high or low degree of each.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (30% in)
  • On coming within the shadow of the Pyncheon Elm, he stopt, and (taking off his hat, meanwhile, to wipe the perspiration from his brow) seemed to scrutinize, with especial interest, the dilapidated and rusty-visaged House of the Seven Gables.
    Chapter 4 — A Day Behind the Counter (1% in)

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