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scrutiny
used in Lucky by Sebold

4 uses
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Definition
careful examination of something
  • I was scrutinizing his mother.
    Chapter Five (60% in)
scrutinizing = looking 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.)
  • But under his scrutiny I felt different than I had with Jonathan Gulick.
    Chapter Five (50% in)
  • I scrutinized the dead bugs on their backs, how their legs went out and then shot back in at sharp angles, how their antennae fell in stilled fragile arcs like lost human eyelashes.
    Chapter Seven (46% in)
  • The history of shamans and the occult garnered our intense intellectual scrutiny.
    Chapter Twelve (83% in)

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