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Derived forms of nit-pickingnit-picker, noun
Word Origin for nit-picking
Words nearby nit-picking
Example sentences from the Web for nit-picking
A fire that he insists is only picking up pace, according to top-secret intelligence briefings.
Brazen cherry-picking of the information in this story inspired a flood of “Bush Was Right All Along!”
The truth is that Judd is really just picking an arbitrary number since there is no script.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Picking up cans and bags out of the bin and throwing them back, over and over.The Stacks: A Chicken Dinner That Mends Your Heart|Pete Dexter|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More mainstream media, like USA Today and TV Guide, begin picking up the Buress story.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had forced herself to eat most of her soup, and now she was picking the flaky bits of a court bouillon with her fork.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Wonder if he's any relation to the man who pricked his fingers picking pickled peppers!Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
(Picking up a book and settling himself comfortably in front of the fire) Tommy, if you can't find a book, sing or something.First Plays|A. A. Milne
"Come and get a clean towel," said Jess, who noticed that Benny was already "picking into" his own mouth.
They walked along the track, picking out a church steeple here and there, forgetting for a moment the object of their search.