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How to use stickling in a sentence

"All the caves you want," said Bernel, scornful at such unusual stickling on the part of his chum.
A MAID OF THE SILVER SEAJOHN OXENHAM
This is seen in their way of stickling for accuracy when others repeat familiar word-forms.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Why, man, I found them fastened on him myself; and there was odd staving and stickling to make them 'ware haunch!'
WAVERLEY, OR 'TIS SIXTY YEARS HENCE, COMPLETESIR WALTER SCOTT
The artists fought this influence, stickling a long time for the severer classicism of ancient Greece.
A TEXT-BOOK OF THE HISTORY OF PAINTINGJOHN C. VAN DYKE
"This will be brought to you by Stickling," the note said; but who Stickling was Vavasor did not know.
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
I really think I could give you a commission without much stickling of my conscience.
VIVIAN GREYEARL OF BEACONSFIELD, BENJAMIN DISRAELI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STICKLING

  • accurate
  • cautious
  • conscientious
  • conscionable
  • crossing the t's
  • detail-oriented
  • dotting the i's
  • exact
  • fastidious
  • fussy
  • heedful
  • microscopic
  • nitpicking
  • painstaking
  • particular
  • persnickety
  • picky
  • precise
  • punctilious
  • punctual
  • scrupulous
  • stickling
  • strict
  • thorough
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