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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.

    The Ashes 2010: Australia v England - day four as it happened

  • 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.

    Diderot and the Encyclopædists Volume II.

  • Perhaps a close scrutiniser of countenances might have detected some resemblance -- a family one -- between him and his three companions.

    The Young Voyageurs Boy Hunters in the North

  • This devoted scrutiniser of public spending then immediately questioned

    Slugger O'Toole


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