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  • v. Present participle of scrutinise.


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  • It has an independent investigative department to assist it (the National Audit Office) and has been hugely effective in scrutinising overspends on a variety of government projects.


  • We slowly move around the hollow, scrutinising the ground.

    Country diary: Orwell, Cambridgeshire

  • He was the sort of person who had a twinkle in his eye but he would also look at you in a daunting and scrutinising way.

    Lucian Freud dies aged 88

  • Raddled and old, a self-possessed, semi-naked fool in ridiculous shoes, Lucian Freud painted himself old and mad, looming in that awful room in west London where he spent day after day, decade after decade, scrutinising the horrible walls, the thin light as it fell on his subjects, those piles of soiled rags that he used to wipe off his canvases and clean his brushes.

    Lucian Freud's perverse depictions of magnificent muck

  • Imison writes that "the overview and scrutiny committee scrutinising the proposals for Chase Farm included councillors who were elected on a 'save Chase Farm' platform and could therefore not be expected to provide impartial scrutiny of proposals".

    NHS hospital closures shouldn't be decided by ministers – thinktank

  • The bigger problem on the horizon is the next full meeting of the Metropolitan police authority, the body responsible for scrutinising the work of Scotland Yard, on 28 July.

    Scotland Yard's finest called to account over 'culture of collusion' with the press

  • The Foreign Investment Promotion Board will now start scrutinising takeovers by foreign players in the pharmaceutical sector – for the next six months.

    Deals India: Morning News Roundup

  • Proposals we shared with Fifa in our briefings include a robust process of scrutinising and reporting on executive committee members' personal interests and actions, and transparency of the vote.

    Letters: Blowing the whistle on Fifa's governance

  • At the heart of the problem, appears to be a tendency to reward well deserving colleagues and acquaintances - and, in the case of NewsCorp, family members - with a seat at the board without scrutinising whether they are the right people for the job.

    Andrew Wigley: News Corp's Woes Stem From the Board Room not the News Room

  • But it's enough to make me wonder if, while we're earnestly scrutinising the work of avant-garde artists and the like, in the hope of finding the new hybrid forms that will shape 21st-century minds, we might be better off tuning in to kids' TV.

    Sam Leith on Dora the Explorer


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