Speculation that the scrutiny of Tea Party groups might have been directed out of the White House is “baloney,” says Dean.
The idea was to shield their communications from scrutiny and evade state public records law.
I've already admitted that I dismissed Tea Party complaints about extra IRS scrutiny because really, who would do that?
Most laws are subjected to the lowest level of scrutiny—or “rational basis review.”
This is exactly the kind of scrutiny that a presidential candidate should be receiving.
She surprised me in the middle of my scrutiny, but she did not seem to notice it.
Captain Candage preserved the demeanor of innocence under Mayo's scrutiny.
Unconscious of their scrutiny, the boy played a czardas, weird and strange.
Then, seeming satisfied with her scrutiny, she picked up her pail.
Kent stared at her frankly, so that she flushed a little under the scrutiny.
early 15c., "a vote to choose someone to decide a question," from Late Latin scrutinium "a search, inquiry" (in Medieval Latin, "a mode of election by ballot"), from Latin scrutari "to examine, investigate, search," from PIE root *skreu- "to cut; cutting tool" (see shred (n.)). Meaning "close examination" first recorded c.1600. Perhaps the original notion of the Latin word is "to search through trash," via scruta (plural) "trash, rags" ("shreds"); or the original sense might be "to cut into, scratch."