- the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane.
- formal or official viewing or examination: an inspection of the troops.
Origin of inspection
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2. See examination.
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Examples from the Web for self-inspection
Pride, and the absence of any power of self-inspection, kept her blind to her disease.Sandra Belloni, Complete
Self-inspection tends to concentrate the forces of the soul.
That was a time which called for a startling and vivid contrast to lead minds into self-inspection.The Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (of 16)
It is a curious exemplification of what Shaftesbury has so fancifully described as “self-inspection.”Calamities and Quarrels of Authors
Word Origin and History for self-inspection
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