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Word: fastidious

Definition: difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky

Sentences Containing 'fastidious'

As regarded her attainments, the only fault to be found with them was the same that a fastidious connoisseur might have found with her beauty, that they were somewhat too erudite and masculine for so young a person.
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.
He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well bred, were not inviting.
Imbued with a sense of humor, a touch of nostalgia, and an eye to the future, Clay's work was noted overall by a fastidious attention to detail and masterful technique.
In 1967 he was a member of the jury of the 5th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1973 he was a member of the jury at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival. During the 1960s and 1970s, Batalov became known for his fastidious approach towards choosing roles for himself.
It was evident, from her figure and the perfumes she had about her, that she was young and fastidious in her tastes, but that was all.
Less fastidious, scalable, methods include the use of cytometers, while flow cytometry allows to combine cell counts ('events') with other specific parameters: fluorescent probes for membranes, cytoplasm or nuclei allow to distinguish dead/viable cells, cell types, cell differentiation, expression of a biomarker such as Ki67.
Many organisms responsible for endocarditis are slow-growing and may not be easily identified on routine blood cultures (these fastidious organisms require special culture media to grow).
Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.
Q. How is it that spirits that are content to spend an eternity in frivolous employments, and accept it as happiness, are so fastidious about frivolous questions upon the subject?
The count appeared, dressed with the greatest simplicity, but the most fastidious dandy could have found nothing to cavil at in his toilet.
The first Great House known to evince fastidious proportioning and alignment was Casa Rinconada: the twinned "T"-shaped portals of its -radius great "kiva" were north-south collinear, and axes joining opposing windows passed within of its center.
The president's office called the accusation "completely absurd and grotesque", while the Socialist Party mocked his fastidious preparation.
Unlike the giant petrels that acquire grisly scarlet heads while gorging on the bloody flesh, the fastidious pintails remain remarkably clean by dipping frequently into streams or pools of water.” Breeding.
What often is taken for granted on Earth - air, water, food, trash disposal - must be designed for in fastidious detail.
Wherefore, it seems to me you had best not be too fastidious in your curiosity touching this Leviathan.
``I would not be so fastidious as you are,''cried Mr. Bingley,``for a kingdom!
``You are fastidious, Chateau Renaud,''replied Debray;``those clothes are well cut and quite new.''

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