Thesaurus / punctilious
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
The little boy of two, often quoted here, showed a punctilious feeling for order in the placing of things.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Never lacking natural dignity, he was not punctilious in mere matters of form.
As the representative of his father-in-law, Haggard asked his lordship with punctilious hospitality if he would take another peg.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Fletcher's whole soul was possessed by a sore, jealous, punctilious patriotism.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
He was a servant and a lackey, and the punctilious gentlemen opposed to him were not inclined to cross swords with him.
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
He is respected for his intelligence and good-nature; he is sober, industrious, pushing and punctilious in business.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
The detectives had been punctilious to avoid ruffling the sensibilities of any and all.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
What he discovered justified all the years of punctilious discharge of his duties.
THE STUTTERERR.R. MERLISS
Exact and punctilious as he was in his temporal duties, his whole bent and inclination was towards the former.
ISLAM HER MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUEARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
Then do not be quite as punctilious as the gentleman who got turned out of the debtor side of Ste. Pélagie into an alley.
LAZARREMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
WORDS RELATED TO PUNCTILIOUS
- in good time
- on schedule
- on the button
- on the dot
- on the nose
- under the wire
- according to the book
- by the numbers
- in line
- straight arrow
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