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  • The common herd of humanity feels an involuntary respect for any person who can rise above it, and is not over-particular as to the means by which they rise.

    The Deserted Woman

  • But then he is responding to the appeals of a clamant and not over-particular stomach, while your dynamitard is occasionally a well-fed barbarian with a queasy palate.

    Tropic Days

  • However, I must say you are not over-particular about secrecy.

    Virgin Soil

  • Instead of establishing the system and order you would like, you are over-particular in some things that matter to you personally but lax and indulgent in other ways.

    Archive 2003-01-01

  • Some weeks went by entirely filled with these agreeable pastimes, till Frank, in obedience to law which not even the most efficient jinns can set aside, found himself growing a little over-particular, a little blase, a little inclined to criticize and find fault.

    Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves

  • But yet, all the while, he rather fretted under Amos's rigid consistency, remarking to his sister that really it was a bit of a bondage to have to be always so very good, and that one must not be so over-particular if one was to get on with people who were not yet exactly angels.

    Amos Huntingdon

  • She laughed as she spoke, but Tabitha thought she was thoroughly in earnest, and seizing the baby, she ran away to ponder over the vital question of pretty names, confident of finding one that would suit the over-particular parents.

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall

  • "Well, that's better than mopin 'about doing nothing," was the not over-particular rejoinder.

    The Silver Lining A Guernsey Story

  • Without any of the refinement which careful culture and early training confer, it is not to be wondered at that Tom was not 'over-particular' as to the society in which he ventured, or what profession he followed.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • He shot out into the ocean, where probably some not over-particular tropic fish attempted to digest him and failed.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893 An Illustrated Monthly


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