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scrutiny
used in Nineteen Minutes

12 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • He crawled beneath the wooden bench and scrutinized the underside.
    Part 2 (87% in)
scrutinized = carefully examined

(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.)
  • She turned sideways, scrutinized her flat belly, and sucked it in a little.
    Part 1 (1% in)
  • There was an adjoining bathroom; Alex stepped inside to scrutinize herself.
    Part 1 (25% in)
  • It was a strange feeling to be scrutinized so carefully and to know all the same that no one would ever dare to tell her to her face that something was wrong.
    Part 1 (25% in)
  • He scrutinized Peter's face-saw the disappointment flash across it as he realized that Jordan had again unearthed something he'd hoped would stay hidden.
    Part 1 (55% in)
  • Josie had asked, scrutinizing Alex's face in the mirror as if it belonged to a stranger.
    Part 1 (64% in)
  • She walked out of the kitchen and found Joe holding up a candlestick, scrutinizing the bottom.
    Part 1 (64% in)
  • Drew scrutinized Peter and Derek.
    Part 1 (68% in)
  • It meant that Alex would be under public scrutiny before this case could go any further.
    Part 1 (85% in)
  • Josie Cormier, Jordan thought, scrutinizing the girl who was shaking like an aspen leaf.
    Part 1 (91% in)
  • She rolled to her side and scrutinized a framed photograph of Josie and Matt.
    Part 1 (95% in)
  • He had spent hours at the police station, his first stop after leaving Alex's house, scrutinizing the enlarged fingerprint that had been on Gun B. An inconclusive one; one that he'd assumed, lazily, to be Peter's.
    Part 2 (86% in)

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