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Word: scrutinize

Definition: examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny


Sentences Containing 'scrutinize'

Holderman balked and refused to release the details even after Perkins and his wife Cheryl filed a Freedom of Information Act request. This denial and the secrecy on the part of the administration led the media to scrutinize other aspects of Holderman's presidency.
In a few moments the young girl had attracted the attention of the whole house, and even the occupants of the boxes leaned forward to scrutinize her magnificent diamonds.
On 17 June 2011 in Washington there was a press-conference (see YouTube) of an authoritative American law firm "Covington Burling" and a large auditing company "BDO USA" (having branch offices in more than 100 countries round the world) to which Yulia Tymoshenko and her party "Batkivshchyna" applied with the request to evaluate how justified were the charges incriminated to her, as well as to scrutinize the validity of the report ordered by the Azarov government and made by the American law firms "Trout Cacheris" and "Akin Gump" (their report was submitted on October, the 14th, 2010 and was used as a basis for initiating further charges against Yulia Tymoshenko).
Ophelia in Grigory Kozintsev's "Hamlet" marked an important change in Vertinskaya's career and made critics scrutinize her more closely.

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