Fastidiousness


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Fastidiousness

See also Punctuality.
Fogg, Phileas
entire life tuned to precise schedule. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
Linkinwater, Tim
handles minutest details with order and precision. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Morris
the cat finicky eater; eats only “9-Lives.” [TV: Wallechinsky, 129]
Steva Jenufa’s
new scar cools his adulterous ardor. [Czech Opera: Janacek, Jenufa, Westerman, 407]
Unger, Felix
for him, godliness is next to cleanliness. [Am. Lit.: The Odd Couple; Am. Cinema: The Odd Couple; TV: “The Odd Couple” in Terrace, II, 160–161]
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Countless reminders from aggrieved citizens result in a hotchpotch job and a heavy shower is all that it takes to undo their 'fastidiousness'.
Another suggests that the behavior is an indication of cats' fastidiousness, but that doesn't explain fastidious cats who leave urine or feces uncovered.
He persistently refuses to tamper with evidence or sidestep the laws he's vowed to uphold, a moral fastidiousness that prompts a fellow detective to sneer, "You know, this is the reason bad guys win -- because scrupulous pricks like you play by the rules." However, as one calamity after another rains down on Poincare, he has to ask himself if some people aren't too evil to deserve fair play.
Mackey, a slick televangelist of penis power, that the filmmaker scores his biggest success, as the actor exorcises the uptight fastidiousness of Eyes Wide Shut," concluded (http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,64445,00.html) Entertainment Weekly .
Merrick's passion for all things motoring and his business success allowed him to indulge his interest in racing cars and amass an enviable collection of Classic vehicles garaged and worked upon with the fastidiousness that was typical of his nature.
Compare that to the fastidiousness of the Reuben Brothers, whose advisers crawled over Arena's accounts so diligently that the Takeover Panel had to sanction four extensions of their time limit to make an offer.
Notwithstanding the compositional diversity and variety and bearing in mind the fastidiousness (and many a time compactness) of the instrumental texture, Rajnohova's interpretation as a pianist is exceptionally pure and limpid, which may be one of the reasons why all the compositions-including the most complex-as performed by her are perfectly lucid and clear in structural terms.
"She's a mixture of absolute fastidiousness about things being perfect and flashes of great humor.
Whether this is a reflection of meticulous organisation or the highly disciplined citizenry, the fact remains that the recycling area is an apt representation of Swiss fastidiousness at its best--or worst, depending on how you look at it.
This degree of quality control will be unattainable in your home workshop, though not from any lack of care or fastidiousness on your part.
Of the orderly domestic life that the couple shared, Plante recalls, "I tried to be amused by your fastidiousness, but, complaining against your complaints, shouted that I would not have our lives reduced to minutia.
Clark resided at I Tatti long enough to absorb and enjoy both the breadth and the fastidiousness of its prevailing culture and scholarship but knew that, unlike Berenson the sage, his future in the arts lay in the public arena.