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Definition of "painstakingly" []

  • Extremely careful, esp as to fine detail (adjective)
  • In a painstaking manner; very slowly and carefully. (adverb)

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Use "painstakingly" in a sentence
  • "Nin painstakingly copied into her diary her worst review, from among many bad reviews, by Elizabeth Hardwick, no less, who declared ‘no writer I can think of has more passionately embraced thin air’ and described her work as ‘vague, dreamy, mercilessly pretentious’."
  • "The man grimaces, but he signs his name painstakingly, gripping the stand."
  • "She read the titles painstakingly: "Corn in California," "Silage"
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