[ US /ˈskɹutəni/ ]
[ UK /skɹˈuːtɪni/ ]
  1. the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
  2. a prolonged intense look
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How To Use scrutiny In A Sentence

  • One might be optimistic and say that, given it's their job to judge a book by the words on the page rather than by the stushie surrounding it, one can expect them to be more concentrated in the category of detached shruggers; one can expect a higher standard of scrutiny, surely. Hype Hype Hoorah!
  • The scrutiny is really high and people are so invested in it. The Sun
  • The excruciating embarrassment of finding one's personal peccadillos exposed to public scrutiny makes kiss-and-tell the perfect vengeance-fodder.
  • It was a move sure to receive minute scrutiny in Brussels. Times, Sunday Times
  • The birthers may have reached and passed their peak, though, thanks to the scrutiny, the derisive laughter, and the backlash from the overkill on the part of the wingnuts in the mainstream media like Lou Dobbs. That Settles That
  • Existing foreign ownership of critical infrastructure will also be subject to fresh scrutiny. Times, Sunday Times
  • And in this scrutiny and disapproval my issues with class and otherness have resurfaced, again in relation to an academic environment.
  • Careful scrutiny of the company's accounts revealed a whole series of errors.
  • It can therefore pay to subject your verbal presentation to some extremely critical scrutiny before it reaches its final destination.
  • Her argument doesn't really stand up to scrutiny.
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