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picky

1. mod. choosy. Red, blue, green! What’s the difference? You are too picky.
2. mod. overly critical. I have to do it exactly right. My boss is very picky.
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There is no trace of Leavisite pickiness in his choice of examples as he also invites us to think about and then enjoy some splendidly uncanonical works like chapbooks, the Russian lubki and modern Japanese manga.
26) The Induction to John Day's The Isle of Gulls (1606), which precipitated the loss of the company's royal association by the time Beaumont's play debuted, dramatizes the pickiness with which three gallants make their contradictory demands on the Blackfriars company--the first wants a satire, the second prefers a bawdy play, and the third orders 'bumbast Epithites'.
The FPI N Scale emotional liability represents personality trait meaning the fluctuation of emotion, the pickiness and as such, an increased openness towards influences, the individual acts being therefore unpredictable.
With a name inspired by the pickiness and presentation that preparing sushi requires, the site already has Paramount, Warner Music Group, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate onboard.
But there is a way to stop such pickiness, says author Elizabeth Pantley, who promises her No-Cry Picky Eater Solution can end mealtime battles.
I identified with this badger, with her soft-spokenness and pickiness, though I didn't know what a badger was back then.
This pickiness gives a species what ecologists call a clumped or patchy distribution," Marden said.
Although that situation is extreme, buyers not only have a newfound power in this market, their pickiness means that they are making new demands on brokers' time -- and psyches -- and many have inflated expectations of what kinds of deals they will get.
Seriously worried as a new bride about his notorious gustatory pickiness, laughingly reassured by her sister, "If he's satisfied in bed, the table won't mean a thing," Dovey opts now for the canned peas because "Not a taste bud in Steward's mouth could tell the difference.
Pickiness aside, Bottle Rocket Hearts is a thoroughly enjoyable read from an impressive writer.
Pickiness and academia have no place whatever outside the varsity walls.
Relatedly, Ickes was attacked on all sides for the pickiness with which he reviewed PWA projects.
Here, the act of vomiting to make room is only the consummation of a disorder already indicated by the pickiness attributed to the "fastidious throat" and its need for exotic novelties.