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- n. a careful examiner; someone who inspects with great care
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Even that famous scrutiniser of modern masculinity, Tony Soprano, would look at both of them and say, Ah salute.
He returns again and again to examine with keenness and severity the principles, the methods, the distinctions of the fine arts, and though he is often a sentimentalist and a declaimer, he can also, when the time comes, transform himself into an accurate scrutiniser of ideas and phrases, a seeker after causes and differences, a discoverer of kinds and classes in art, and of the conditions proper to success in each of them.
Perhaps a close scrutiniser of countenances might have detected some resemblance -- a family one -- between him and his three companions.
This devoted scrutiniser of public spending then immediately questioned