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  • s  tending to find and call attention to faults
    a captious pedant

  • And when a film did take a compassionate approach to homosexuality, the mainstream press could pounce on it with cavalier ignorance and captious contempt.
  • Waging a sort of personal third campaign, he has a captious eye on Hyannisport as well: "The choice is between the lesser of two evils, anyway," he says.
  • Through his pen, inanity became animate, and the captious craft of caricature was raised to character study.

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