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conscientious
used in This Side of Paradise

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careful to do what is right—especially to perform duties in a thorough manner (as when guided by conscience)
  • By afternoon Amory realized that now the newest arrivals were taking him for an upper classman, and he tried conscientiously to look both pleasantly blase and casually critical, which was as near as he could analyze the prevalent facial expression.
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (3% in)
  • I used to write book reviews in college; I considered it rare sport to refer to the latest honest, conscientious effort to propound a theory or a remedy as a 'welcome addition to our light summer reading.'
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (71% in)
  • He enjoyed both Vachel Lindsay and Booth Tarkington, and admired the conscientious, if slender, artistry of Edgar Lee Masters.
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (87% in)
  • The little man laughed mirthlessly but conscientiously.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (51% in)
  • The little man laughed his conscientious laugh, and stopped rather suddenly as Amory's burning eyes turned on him.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (55% in)

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