Arrayed in a new calico dress, with clean, white apron, and high, well-starched turban, her black polished face glowing with satisfaction, she lingered, with needless punctiliousness
, around the arrangements of the table, merely as an excuse for talking a little to her mistress.
"Between you and me," she murmured, "such punctiliousness
is scarcely necessary--is it?"
This much at least I cannot help telling you, that you may observe the good breeding and punctiliousness
of my worthy husband.
Pyotr Petrovitch belonged to that class of persons, on the surface very polite in society, who make a great point of punctiliousness
, but who, directly they are crossed in anything, are completely disconcerted, and become more like sacks of flour than elegant and lively men of society.
In this light, Bagnold criticizes hospital punctiliousness
as a ridiculous attempt at domesticating the catastrophe, and the Sister's obsession with keeping up appearances for wealthy visitors and sheltering them from the bodily horror of the wards:
It is not because of punctiliousness
that the administrative regulations fix how much can be spent by each local office for cleaning the premises, for furniture repairs, and for lighting and heating.
has been made manifest on several fronts especially when it comes to the way his government, its officials and the people of his state are perceived by members of the public, both local and national.
Ethnic stereotypes should of course be avoided -- but he does seem very German as he meticulously explains how to get to the building ("Take the lift to the fourth floor, which is the top floor," he instructs with perhaps a surfeit of punctiliousness
While one might imagine some soon-to-be husband preoccupied with his own wedding apparel or concerned about punctiliousness
, in fact, Wemmick takes time to fit his father with gloves, making that process the comic centerpiece of the wedding scene.
This new consistency in experiential grounding makes textual borrowings seem suddenly suspect, and thus in the 1800 second edition, Wordsworth's declarations of textual sources take on a strange new punctiliousness
, as he calls attention to very small details outside of his direct knowledge or experience, ones that most authors would not bother to note.
Organized and presented by Gallerie CMG, the show literally brings together an exhilarating harvest of still lifes from an artist whose extremely detailed works demand from the artist such patience and punctiliousness
as to negate any tendencies to hasten the pace of their creation.
Typical of Truffaut's early attitude towards Fellini is his 1955 Venice report on Il bidone: "I find all Fellini's films irritating: The White Sheik because it is petty, A Matrimonial Agency because of its feigned sensitivity, I vitelloni because of its limitations, La strada because of its laborious and literary punctiliousness
." Il bidone is no better for Truffaut except for the fact that Hollywood star Broderick Crawford occupies its visual foreground.