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Example sentences for "fastidious"

Lexicographically close words:
fastening; fastenings; fastens; faster; fastest; fastidiously; fastidiousness; fastigia; fastigiate; fasting
  1. He must strive for the higher things, if for no other reason, because this fastidious critic expected him to accomplish them.

  2. True, he was more fastidious in his choice of novels of real life than in his romantic reading.

  3. To tell the truth, they are rather what our fastidious taste would call dowdy in their toilette and appearance; but then, what a solid background of true and deep education lies behind their exterior carelessness!

  4. The piety is not strained; it is elevated, but not exaltée; there is no false sentiment, nothing to offend the most fastidious taste.

  5. The most fastidious cannot fail in being exactly suited with a selection from their extensive assortment of hats, caps or furs.

  6. Perhaps Pliny was too fastidious to be a proper epicure even--too fastidious in other directions, we mean.

  7. To be sure, fastidious taste must be repressed, and, as it were, brought under control, if you spare that expense in which one consults rather his own gratification than the feelings of others.

  8. A few minutes later we find the two women, joined by Moidel, standing; against the cellar door, which is kept closely shut, that the smell emitted by a vat of sauerkraut may not offend the fastidious nostrils of the gentry.

  9. You were always such a fastidious boy--even dandified.

  10. He swallowed half of what remained in his iced glass, set it back on the table with fastidious precision: "The worst that can happen to your father is to lose control of the Yo Espero property.

  11. We'll see how fastidious you'll be a year from now.

  12. This friend of Hugh's was much younger than himself, a fastidious and somewhat secluded nature, but possessing for Hugh the deep attraction of a peculiar type of character.

  13. The Private Conservatory, however, is one of the “gems” of Trentham, and is as elegant in its arrangements and decorations as the most fastidious taste can desire or Art accomplish.

  14. Overscrupulous or exacting; hard to please or satisfy; fastidious in small matters.

  15. He must be fastidious indeed, who could desire a nobler residence for the most illustrious character in the kingdom!

  16. No wonder they were all impressed by my moving tones and gestures; no wonder even the fastidious lady whom it was most difficult to please kept watching me with almost ecstatic attention.

  17. The freezing process began after the Reformation with a fastidious search for finer yet freer forms; to-day it has ended in formlessness.

  18. It is one of fifty such feats, triumphs of fastidious art, never completely understood until the poems are read aloud.

  19. If he found an author offensive, it was more likely to be owing to a fastidious distaste for low life than to an aristocratic distaste for low birth; and to him Bohemianism was the lowest of low life.

  20. The special fastidious shyness of his face attracted those accustomed to another kind of face.

  21. The impression made on him by the old butler's recital was queerly twofold; his more fastidious side felt distinct relief that he had severed connection with an episode capable of developments so sordid and conspicuous.

  22. You're a fastidious fellow, you know, and I suspected that you'd rather leave a mean job of that kind to me.

  23. We certainly can't afford to quarrel, and I don't know that it's unfortunate our children are more fastidious than we are.

  24. It's your place to see me through, but you've got so blamed fastidious lately.

  25. Kiss--" Just in time the fastidious son of a still more fastidious father pulled himself up; but to a more discerning bride, his face would already have finished his sentence.

  26. Nothing is plainer than that Stanley, both by right of natural genius and of fastidious scholarship, was more than capable of beating his music out alone.

  27. When these were the practices of fastidious people, the proceedings of those who were not such may be discreetly left to imagination.

  28. It must, however, be remembered that she was a fastidious damsel who washed more than face and hands.

  29. He must endure instead the fastidious conscience and probing tongue of an intrusive maid-servant!

  30. Without waiting for orders the prisoners retreated noisily into their cells and waited, the more fastidious shoving sheets of newspaper through the small openings at the bottom of their doors to keep their plates off the floor.

  31. At no time was Angy over-fastidious about his attire, and a night in jail, particularly in the jag-cell, is warranted to spoil the appearance of the finest suit of clothes that was ever made.

  32. I certainly am no more fastidious than my neighbours, and indeed am much simpler in my tastes than most of them.

  33. But it is equally correct to say that he was genuinely a man of letters, and there is a circle of more or less fastidious readers who are aware that everything published under Freydon's name was, from the literary standpoint, worth while.

  34. Surely time and the Duke's own fastidious disposition would have parted him from Mary quite as readily as this sudden meeting with beautiful Lady Ursula.

  35. As dainty a picture as this fastidious man had ever gazed upon.

  36. Sabba da Castiglione, that fastidious scholar and refined writer of the sixteenth century, counted himself fortunate because as a boy he had seen and known "this most famous, most courteous and gifted cavalier in all Italy.

  37. This time at least the duke's fastidious taste should be satisfied, and the Lombards should be made to own that Leonardo the Florentine was an artist who had no equal.

  38. It was evident, from her figure and the perfumes she had about her, that she was young and fastidious in her tastes, but that was all.

  39. As regarded her attainments, the only fault to be found with them was the same that a fastidious connoisseur might have found with her beauty, that they were somewhat too erudite and masculine for so young a person.

  40. The count appeared, dressed with the greatest simplicity, but the most fastidious dandy could have found nothing to cavil at in his toilet.

  41. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "fastidious" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    accurate; appreciative; bleached; bright; careful; censorious; choose; civilized; clean; conscientious; conventional; critical; cultivated; cultured; dainty; deliberate; delicate; differential; difficult; discriminating; distinctive; distinguishing; eclectic; elegant; exact; exacting; fair; faithful; fastidious; fine; finicky; fresh; fussy; gingerly; graceful; gracious; immaculate; kosher; meticulous; mincing; neat; nice; particular; pedantic; perfectionist; polished; precious; precise; priggish; prudish; punctilious; punctual; pure; puritanical; refined; religious; scrupulous; selective; sensitive; severe; shiny; sophisticated; spotless; squeamish; stainless; strict; subtle; sweet; tactful; tasteful; unadulterated; unblemished; undefiled; unpolluted; unsoiled; unspotted; unstained; unsullied; untainted; untarnished; white