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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]
References in classic literature ?
She watched her dazed escort, still speechless from the spectacle of the fastidious Miss Carr tete-a-tete with a common Mexican vaquero, gallop off in the direction of the canyon, and then turned to George.
And, besides," he continued, with a fastidious sensibility, inalienably characteristic of the man," it would not be fit nor beautiful to go
In former years Paulvitch had been a fastidious scoundrel; but ten years of hideous life among the cannibals of Africa had eradicated the last vestige of niceness from his habits.
How was it that a man so exact and fastidious could have made this error of a day?
Lastly, her hair, which, from being light in her youth, had become chestnut, and which she wore curled very plainly, and with much powder, admirably set off her face, in which the most rigid critic could only have desired a little less rouge, and the most fastidious sculptor a little more fineness in the nose.
The count appeared, dressed with the greatest simplicity, but the most fastidious dandy could have found nothing to cavil at in his toilet.
I am not a fastidious man, nor one who requires much.
I would not be so fastidious as you are," cried Mr.
It might be better to say that, relieved by a faultless, even a fastidious neatness and grace, there was an air of severe, perhaps of pinched economy in her present attire.
For some time he was quite general in his attentions to the fair sex, combining the gallantries of a lady's man with a severity of criticism on the person and manners of absent belles, which tended rather to stimulate in the feminine breast the desire to conquer the approval of so fastidious a judge.
You're so terribly fastidious, Godmother," said Arthur, "I'm afraid I should never satisfy you with my choice.
This rigid adhesion to truth, an indispensable requisite in history and travels, destroys the charm of fiction; for all that is necessary to be conveyed to the mind by the latter had better be done by delineations of principles, and of characters in their classes, than by a too fastidious attention to originals.