• WordNet 3.6
    • n meticulousness strict attention to minute details
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  • Mark Caine
    Mark Caine
    “Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.”
  • Seneca
    “When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.”


In literature:

Others are meticulously insistent and exhaust all their challenges.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
For nearly four weeks he had laboured on the face, painting it in with meticulous touches only to rub it out with savage disgust.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Murgatroyd slept much of the time, with his furry tail wrapped meticulously across his nose.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
During the whole of the lengthy and meticulous process the four talons have never yielded.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
He frequented everybody, and asked questions in the meticulous German way.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Jonathan Pillsbury, tall, thin and dressed with meticulous care, also permitted himself a smile.
"The Sun Of Quebec" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Neither had her father any of the misgivings so common and so hateful in meticulous old men.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
Others had come to cooperate from Viper and the net was spread with meticulous care and completeness.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Things are the opposite of what he says with so much meticulous care.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
However, adequate documentation and meticulous research characterize her work.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf

In poetry:

It's my turn now! Oh, let me bare my chest
And spread a level sheet across my crib,
And be as wax for our meticulous Miss;
While she, poor dear, doing her anxious best,
Feels for the apex under the wrong rib
And wonders fiercely where my liver is.
"The Student" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

In news:

Jim Crowley, 62: ' Meticulous ' homicide investigator.
Researcher found architect's meticulous records.
The Most Magical, Majestic, Major, Magnificent, Meticulous Online Music Stores Ever(All Other Complementary M-Words Included).
As a professional, he studied tapes of his performances and meticulously eliminated errors.
Hijackers' Meticulous Strategy Of Brains, Muscle and Practice.
Behrman's unjustly neglected 1932 Biography has replicated the Mint's talent for unearthing forgotten treasures and giving them meticulous stagings.
A Look at Katie Holmes's Meticulously Executed Post-Split Appearances.
At first, Casa Mezcal doesn't seem a budget-friendly sort of place—drinkers slurp at snifters of sipping-quality mezcal or meticulously made cocktails.
Sinnen says he's meticulously sequenced his Springsteen playlist.
Writing to publishers or relatives, friends or perceived philistines, Vladimir Nabokov took meticulous care with wording, as he did with his novels and other works.
Over 70 weeks, the EASTWEST team recorded, edited and programmed every nuance of world-class orchestral woodwind players with meticulous care.
Paratroopers are meticulous about safety, Davis said.
At Sotheby's on Friday, a 1992 Richard Avedon photo of the sexy supermodel -- shown pulling up her see-though dress to reveal her meticulous grooming -- was expected to go for $20,000 to $30,000.
How meticulous are you when it comes to practicing safety and sanitation guidelines.
With every inch meticulously planned, Hensley's is brought back to life from decades ago.

In science:

Igl´oi for suggesting the meticulous investigation of SDRG method, to H.
Renormalization-group investigation of the S=1 random antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Chain
The surprising accuracy of predictions of human behavior in cities based on the purely topological analysis of different urban street layouts within the space syntax approach attracts meticulous attention .
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
Error exponents have been meticulously studied for point to point discrete memoryless channels (DMCs) in the literature –.
Error Exponent for Multiple-Access Channels:Lower Bounds
In and too, a meticulous and extensive geometrical study has to be performed before the stochastic analysis of the dynamics.
SDE with oblique reflection on domains defined by multiple constraints
In the first section we uncover external temporal correlation structure, using the assumption that the characteristic of each individual time series is meticulously depicted by the VARMA(q1 , q2 ) structure with the same parameters.
A Random Matrix Approach to Dynamic Factors in macroeconomic data