scrutiny


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the act of observing, often for an extended time

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Once aboard he examined each new face minutely, evincing the same disappointment in each instance that had marked his scrutiny of the others.
Yes, honest -- I can certainly say that much for myself," continued the inn-keeper, fairly sustaining the scrutiny of the abbe's gaze; "I can boast with truth of being an honest man; and," continued he significantly, with a hand on his breast and shaking his head, "that is more than every one can say nowadays.
This suited Adam, for he could thus make scrutiny at will.
It was clear to him, and it grew more clear under closer scrutiny, that if she should finally decide on returning to Europe--returning to her husband--it would not be because her old life tempted her, even on the new terms offered.
As the men picked up the bodies I noticed that the one who stooped to gather up the late Sator Throg started as his closer scrutiny fell upon the upturned face, and then the fellow stole a furtive, sneaking glance in my direction from the corner of his eye.
Kozlovski scanned the ranks resolutely and included Rostov in his scrutiny.
Here he determined to hide until darkness had fallen, for he knew that the search would be on for the little lost Prince at any moment, and that none might traverse the streets of London without being subject to the closest scrutiny.
The man who stood watching him with cold scrutiny was the one man on earth whom he feared--Surgeon Major Thomson.
Under his close scrutiny, a flush of color stole into her cheeks.
The Parisian director approached his English colleague, and looked at him with grave and anxious scrutiny.
When he buttoned the collar in front, its points served to cover the cheeks, chin and mouth were buried in its depths, and a close scrutiny revealed only shadowy eyes and a little less shadowy nose.
Forty-three, Sire," said the Great Head Factotum, completing the scrutiny.
The next evening, at about the same hour, accompanied by two others whose names are not recalled, they were again on the porch of the Harding house, and again the mysterious phenomenon occurred: the vine was violently agitated while under the closest scrutiny from root to tip, nor did their combined strength applied to the trunk serve to still it.
After a professional scrutiny, prolonged to the limit of politeness, "Pardon me," he said; "one asking information should be willing to impart it.
The boys snickered, and I noticed the barkeeper favoured me with a strange, searching scrutiny.