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Curiosity, nicety, exactness, scrupulousness: “when thou wast in thy gilt and thy perfume, they mocked thee for too much c.” Tim. IV, 3, 303. “qualities are so weighed, that c. in neither can make choice of either's moiety,” Lr. I, 1, 6. “wherefore should I . . . permit the c. of nations to deprive me,” I, 2, 4. “which I have rather blamed as mine own jealous c. than as a very pretence and purpose of unkindness,” I, 4, 75.
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