scrupulousness :

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  • n  conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • n  strict attention to minute details

  • His quietly fanatical scrupulousness makes the scene worth preserving in any moviegoer's imaginary cinematheque.
  • Like so many parents in an age of affluence, the elder Taylors provided their family with a free and loving childhood, apparently dedicated to scrupulousness in behavior .
  • In his prose one hears the fervor of a Sunday sermon; in his ideas one sees the analytic scrupulousness of a man who knows a thing or two about tenure committees.

  • Alan Greenspan in Wall Street Journal
    There is "a very large number of small institutions, some on the margin of scrupulousness and very hard to detect when they are doing something wrong," says Mr. Greenspan, who retired in February last year. "For us to go in and audit how they...
  • Norman Podhoretz in Salon
    Her husband, Norman Podhoretz, the neoconservative editor emeritus of Commentary magazine, wrote: "Like everyone else who knows him, I find it inconceivable that a man of his sterling character, who is also famous for his lawyerly scrupulousness,...
  • Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim in San Diego Union Tribune
    All of this can assure the justice and scrupulousness of the tribunals,Hakim, a cleric who heads Iraq's largest Shi'ite Muslim political movement in the country, told Reuters.

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