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scrutiny
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

5 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • At last she came and seated herself near the table, and Gringoire was able to scrutinize her at his ease.
    1.2.7 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 7 — A Bridal Night (6% in)
scrutinize = examine (look at very carefully)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • He thrust the crowd silently aside, scrutinized the "little magician," and stretched out his hand upon him.
    1.4.1 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 1 — Good Souls (92% in)
  • That at least, is what one had grounds for believing on scrutinizing that face upon which the soul was only seen to shine through a sombre cloud.
    1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (80% in)
  • And while speaking in this courteous fashion he cast an uneasy and scrutinizing glance from the physician to his companion.
    1.5.1 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 1 — Abbas Beati Martini (9% in)
  • All at once, while he was scrutinizing the great city with that eye which nature, by a sort of compensation, had made so piercing that it could almost supply the other organs which Quasimodo lacked, it seemed to him that there was something singular about the Quay de la Vieille-Pelleterie, that there was a movement at that point, that the line of the parapet, standing out blackly against the whiteness of the water was not straight and tranquil, like that of the other quays, but that it...
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (6% in)

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