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scrutiny
used in The Host

5 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • I scrutinized his face, looking for any change that might indicate that he was about to lie to me.
    Chapter 24 (67% in)
scrutinized = very carefully looked at

(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.)
  • Jared spoke to me again, scrutinizing my face in the new illuminations, making each word a sentence.
    Chapter 19 (7% in)
  • Ian scrutinized my face, his expression dubious.
    Chapter 29 (11% in)
  • My head flipped up–his eyes were sharp, scrutinizing my reaction.
    Chapter 29 (67% in)
  • CHAPTER 50 Sacrificed The Seeker scrutinized my face while Mel and I fought.
    Chapter 50 (0% in)

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