Example sentences for: painstaking

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  • 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.)

  • The classification of patients by stage of age-related maculopathy involves painstaking analysis of drusen size, number, area and morphology in several subcategories.

  • Self, it's surprising to discover, is a painstaking realist.

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

  • When will people learn that dictionaries are not the product of the collective imaginations of those who prepare them or the manifestations of the dreams of a single lexicographer but the result of lengthy, painstaking research to determine how the language is being used, the analysis and codification of the results, and then their organization into a usable reference source?

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