Definition: scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
Definition: scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
Sentences Containing 'conscientious'
``He seems to be a most conscientious and polite young man, upon my word, and I doubt not will prove a valuable acquaintance, especially if Lady Catherine should be so indulgent as to let him come to us again.''
Some conscientious persons who would not touch beer, wine, whisky, or any other intoxicating drink consume patent remedies containing large quantities of alcohol and thus unintentionally expose themselves to mental and physical danger.
It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience.
Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform.
They always run to the side when there is anything to see, whereas a conscientious and experienced steamboatman would stick to the center of the boat and part his hair in the middle with a spirit level.
In short, doctor although I know you to be the most conscientious man in the world, and although I place the utmost reliance in you, I want, notwithstanding my conviction, to believe this axiom, errare humanum est.''
He would not, however, yield immediately to the young man's request, but made a few conscientious objections.
Well, I have not intercepted your confidence, and yet I know all that as well as you, and I have no conscientious scruples.
With this consoling idea, I leave you, madame, and most prudent wife, without any conscientious reproach for abandoning you; you have friends left, and the ashes I have already mentioned, and above all the liberty I hasten to restore to you.
In a small republic, where the people have entire confidence in their magistrates, are convinced of the necessity of the tax for the support of the state, and believe that it will be faithfully applied to that purpose, such conscientious and voluntary payment may sometimes be expected.
It is impossible to study the several memoirs and works of those two conscientious and admirable observers, Kolreuter and Gartner, who almost devoted their lives to this subject, without being deeply impressed with the high generality of some degree of sterility.
On the other hand, it is clear that there are many who desire to have not merely the story he tells, but the story as he tells it, so far at least as differences of idiom and circumstances permit, and who will give a preference to the conscientious translator, even though he may have acquitted himself somewhat awkwardly.
This is what makes Sancho Panza's drollery the despair of the conscientious translator.
'My son's tutor is a conscientious gentleman; and if I had not implicit reliance on my son, I should have reliance on him.'
Then he's not--but of course he can't be, if he's really conscientious.
You can't think how it elevates him in my opinion, to know for certain that he's really conscientious!'
I have therefore forborne to mention them to Miss Spenlow's father'; looking severely at him--'knowing how little disposition there usually is in such cases, to acknowledge the conscientious discharge of duty.'
But she was the best and most conscientious of stepmothers, and back I had to go to my room.
Though refusing, from conscientious scruples, to bear arms against land invaders, yet himself had illimitably invaded the Atlantic and Pacific; and though a sworn foe to human bloodshed, yet had he in his straight-bodied coat, spilled tuns upon tuns of leviathan gore.
Uncommonly conscientious for a seaman, and endued with a deep natural reverence, the wild watery loneliness of his life did therefore strongly incline him to superstition; but to that sort of superstition, which in some organizations seems rather to spring, somehow, from intelligence than from ignorance.
Nor are the most conscientious compilations of Natural History for the benefit of the young and tender, free from the same heinousness of mistake.
Moreover, as if perceiving at last that if he should give undiluted conscientious advice to Pip, he would be leaving him too wide a margin to jump in for the future; Stubb suddenly dropped all advice, and concluded with a peremptory command, "Stick to the boat, Pip, or by the Lord, I won't pick you up if you jump; mind that.
The great hatch is scrubbed and placed upon the try-works, completely hiding the pots; every cask is out of sight; all tackles are coiled in unseen nooks; and when by the combined and simultaneous industry of almost the entire ship's company, the whole of this conscientious duty is at last concluded, then the crew themselves proceed to their own ablutions; shift themselves from top to toe; and finally issue to the immaculate deck, fresh and all aglow, as bridegrooms new-leaped from out the daintiest Holland.
It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation _with_ a conscience.
Although he conceded that sometimes NLRB came to the wrong decision, he argued that the board was, on the whole, fair and conscientious in doing its duty.
It has been alleged that his non-Spanish origin is noticeable in his plays, and there is some foundation for the observation; but his workmanship is exceptionally conscientious, and in "El Tejedor de Segovia" he produced a masterpiece of national art, national sentiment and national expression.
In 1970, he became one of the first officers of the US Marine Corps to be honorably discharged as a conscientious objectors in the Vietnam war.
At age 19, he registered for the Italian military as a “conscientious objector”.
"Conscientious scruples" prevented him from entering the ministry, however, and later the same year he enrolled at Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he completed his degree in 1836.
They are affiliated to the Peace Pledge Union, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and War Resisters' International. Residents have included Len W. Gibson (1919–2007) who was a lifelong peace campaigner and conscientious objector.
Jeremy Hinzman was a U.S. Army deserter who claimed refugee status in Canada as a conscientious objector, one of many Iraq War resisters.
Nuremberg Principle IV, the international law which counters the superior orders defense, is legally supported by the jurisprudence found in certain articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which deal indirectly with conscientious objection.
Those principles deal with the conditions under which conscientious objectors can apply for refugee status in another country if they face persecution in their own country for refusing to participate in an illegal war.
He was a pacifist, and was twice gaoled in World War II as a conscientious objector.
Initially a conscientious objector, Litvinoff volunteered for military service in January 1940 on discovering the extent of persecution suffered by Jews in Europe.
Furthermore clergy and conscientious objectors had to pay a special tax for not serving in the armed forces, but still had to serve in special auxiliary forces (felling trees, mining, and doing other labour) when called upon.
He carried on teaching through the Second World War, as he was a conscientious objector.
Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham remarked of him: 'Coates was among the half-dozen most interesting artistic personalities of the time in England – scrupulous, fastidious and conscientious in all that he attempted.
DC Johnny Park was openly amused at Arthur and Ray's activities, but knew his duty, as did DC Field; DC Field (Jonty Stephens) was a conscientious officer but occasionally did Arthur a good turn when he deserved it (which was rare).
Those geologists “boast impeccable reputations and have been conscientious and thorough in their testing,” Pocklington wrote in a letter to the "Edmonton Journal".
“We have worked diligently and honestly with all of our investors and have been conscientious in guiding the company through the necessary regulatory frameworks.
However, even the most conscientious parents can expect to see sibling rivalry in play to a degree.
USC exhausted its legal options in the summer and although large sentiment was against the integration of the University, there was no extra resistance to it requiring federal troops as occurred that same summer at the University of Alabama or at the University of Mississippi the previous year; the latter of which contained violence which had a dramatic conscientious effect on many segregationists in the University community.
Its first official investigation was in Greece, reporting on two issues: conscientious objection and members of non-Orthodox religions.
Such an ethic should promote the virtues of the creative self, not the virtues of the conscientious citizen.
Sheldon explored this in his 1924 book, "The Philosophy of Management", which demonstrated his twin concerns for sound business and ethical practice when he stated: "The cost of building the Kingdom of Heaven will not be found in the profit and loss accounts of industry, but in the record of every man's conscientious service."
Some believe that Floyd was unaware of Burr's larger plot but much of the public at the time considered him a "conscientious traitor".
He prosecuted his investigations with great industry and conscientious faithfulness.
After being drafted into the Army, serving as a conscientious objector, Tuttle continued to run.
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