EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STICKLER
This fairy was a stickler for the correct use of every word.
But, remember this, I'm under a general who's a stickler for the book, so be careful.
Elpaso was notoriously 54 a stickler for a square deal at cards.
This was a strenuous day's work, particularly if the star was a stickler.
Gerald was a stickler for correct Latin grammar; he is great on “howlers.”
"You mean present me to them," corrected the old dame, who was a stickler for etiquette.
The stickler for uniformity will lament this diversity, but it is probably a good thing.
This was in the days of Johnny Bassett, ever a stickler in matters of etiquette.
Stickler was one of those toadies who worship rank for its own sake.
Not that Audrey was a strong-minded person or a stickler for woman's rights.
1530s, "moderator, umpire," from stickle "mediate" (1520s), probably a frequentative of Middle English stihen "to arrange, place," from Old English stihan "to arrange order," which is cognate with Middle Dutch stichten, German stiften "to found, establish," probably from Proto-Germanic *stihtan "to place on a step or base," from PIE root *steigh- "to stride, step, rise" (see stair). Meaning "person who contends or insists stubbornly" is first recorded 1640s.
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