hair-splittingly

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hair-splittingly

With extremely minute, unimportant, or imperceptible differences or details. (Used before an adjective.) I think it's clear to see that the defendant's work is only hair-splittingly distinct from that of my client.
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Barber suggests buying hair-splittingly sharp knives, a wooden rice tub to cool and gloss rice, a bamboo strainer, shellfish tools, a pressed sushi mould and a bamboo rolling mat.
And just as infuriatingly, their arguments are hair-splittingly rebutted by the lawyers for the defense.
Buchloh's dilalectical elaboration seems so attenuated, so hair-splittingly niggling, that the wished-for sublation comes dangerously close to an equation.