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Indeed I think you are too punctilious a great deal for you situation.

The detectives had been punctilious to avoid ruffling the sensibilities of any and all.

What he discovered justified all the years of punctilious discharge of his duties.

Their relation had never been sentimental, but he had always been punctilious.

Now Pitt was neat and punctilious in his attire, but he was no dandy.

She greeted him with punctilious civility, but with manner as distant as her words were few.

"As you please, then," he continued, readjusting his garments with punctilious care.

The Republic was punctilious abroad, and no less so at home.

Punctilious on all points of honor, they sought but one reward—victory.

From being reserved and punctilious, he is become easy and obliging.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, probably from Italian puntiglioso, from puntiglio "fine point," from Latin punctum "prick" (see point (n.)). Related: Punctiliously; punctiliousness.

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