Example sentences for: painstaking

How can you use “painstaking” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The whole process is both painstaking and expensive, and the “democratization” of the imperial institutions since the emperor renounced his divinity means the shrines (rather than the state) must now foot the bill.

  • Inventory control relied on painstaking, manual comparisons between sales records (paper receipts) and physical counts of items on the floor, in the back room, and in warehouses.

  • We owe a huge debt to their investigative labors, painstaking attention to detail, and readiness to share what they have learned.

  • Acquiring information held by foreign governments may require painstaking negotiations, and records that are not yet digitized are difficult to search or analyze.

  • The cinematography is alternately praised as stunning and condemned as boring, but the response to the story line is unanimous: It's a "liberal soap opera" (Richard Schickel, Time ) that consists of a "self-congratulatory anti-prejudice message, fleshed out with painstaking topographic detail" (Dennis Lim, the Village Voice ). A few critics stand up for the film, calling it a "thoughtful, evocative thriller" (Kenneth Turan, the Los Angeles Times ). (Find out more about Hawke here.)

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