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Sample sentences for the GRE study word painstaking

painstaking can be used as a adj

1.Let painstaking accuracy be your aim for a long time. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
2.Dismounting, I laid Powell upon the ground, but the most painstaking examination failed to reveal the faintest spark of life. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.Inglethorp turned to give some instructions about letters to Evelyn Howard, and her husband addressed me in his painstaking voic. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
4.Princess Mary well knew this painstaking expression of her father's. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
5.The training of his eye and hand to the most painstaking accuracy of observation and record must be the student's aim for many years. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
6.A painstaking police officer, considering the presence of a corpse in his excellency's courtyard unseemly, told the dragoons to take it away. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.is that which has also compelled me to the utmost painstaking in seeking out and diligently investigating the cause of so great and stupendous an effect. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
8.the plan may at first sight seem to be modelled on the lines of Mr Craik's painstaking condensation but the coincidences are either inevitable or involuntary. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.He announced his presence by that gentle Rumboldian cough which so many have tried unsuccessfully to imitate--short, painstaking yet withal so characteristic of the man. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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