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  • n. one who scrutinizes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who scrutinizes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who scrutinizes; one who examines with critical care; a scrutineer. Also spelled scrutiniser.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a careful examiner; someone who inspects with great care


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  • Graham was himself a formidable "scrutinizer"; and, famously, a "strong resenter," with intermittent compulsion to test the indulgence of his friends.

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  • With my life turned upside-down -- the scrutinizer become the scrutinized -- buffeted by suspicion and accusation, I turned away, feeling that any revisiting of the fundraiser story would be tainted by questioning of my motives in doing so.

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  • Mr. Remnick mingled with his colleagues for a few minutes before heading up to the 18th-floor business offices to give an afternoon of interviews, and to face the pressure of moving from being the scrutinizer to the scrutinized.

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  • The upside-down scrutinizer regarded Flinx with comical seriousness.

    Mid Flinx

  • The upside‑down scrutinizer regarded Flinx with comical seriousness.

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  • He was too close a scrutinizer of the part and not enough of an observer of the whole for good portraiture.

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

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  • He was the lynx-eyed scrutinizer of the conduct of the Judges; the honest censor of the

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  • FCC itself shouldn't be given the role of an all-powerful central scrutinizer:

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  • Posted on April 17, 2009 at 12: 25 AM by central scrutinizer.

    The Seattle Times


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