toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

scrutiny
used in A Thousand Acres

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
careful examination of something
  • She put down the picture, then picked up the one of the baby and scrutinized it.
    p. 362.1
  • Since the Monopoly games had ended, Jess didn't come around as regularly, and so there wasn't even the fearsome pleasure of maybe exposing myself to the scrutiny of the others as I handed him cups of coffee or asked idle questions about Harold.
    p. 170.7
  • I burned the paper that had contained the minced hemlock, careful to imagine as completely as possible the potential scrutiny of the sheriff.
    p. 313.4

There are no more uses of "scrutiny" in A Thousand Acres.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®