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- adv. In a painstaking manner; very slowly and carefully.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With painstaking, or careful attention to every detail; carefully.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a fastidious and painstaking manner
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Nin painstakingly copied into her diary her worst review, from among many bad reviews, by Elizabeth Hardwick, no less, who declared ‘no writer I can think of has more passionately embraced thin air’ and described her work as ‘vague, dreamy, mercilessly pretentious’.
The man grimaces, but he signs his name painstakingly, gripping the stand.
She read the titles painstakingly: "Corn in California," "Silage
You follow each and every word painstakingly, like watching grass grow.
BLITZER: Light teams are back at work for what's being called a painstakingly hard search for the missing aviator, Steve Fossett.
I like the way my tongue goes over "painstakingly", doing it very carefully, like I'm doing tongue tip-toeing.
Being able to see it up close provides a view into the kind of painstakingly detailed work that not even the best binoculars could pick up.
Dave Schulz, treasurer of the group, said the charter language was "painstakingly" reviewed by lawyers to retain the six district councilmen and to replace the six at-large councilmen with three "super-district" councilmen.
Not surprisingly, we lack detailed statistical evidence on when and how sexual behavior itself changed, but sociologists David Harding and Christopher Jencks have painstakingly pieced together survey data from a variety of sources on when and how norms changed, and specifically on the question of whether premarital sex was right or wrong.2
Marcy Strauss painstakingly read every word and offered countless excellent ideas.
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