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scrupulous
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
  • Every see-saw of her breath, every wave of her blood, every pulse singing in her ears, was a voice that joined with nature in revolt against her scrupulousness.
    4 — The Consequence (35% in)
  • If she had said "Yes" instead of "No" he would have kissed her; it had evidently been his intention; but her determined negative deterred his scrupulous heart.
    4 — The Consequence (39% in)
  • But she had been observed almost immediately on her return by some people of scrupulous character and great influence: they had seen her idling in the churchyard, restoring as well as she could with a little trowel a baby's obliterated grave.
    6 — The Convert (80% in)

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