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    sartorial scrutiny

    From Newsweek, International Edition, May 28, 2007

    In the sentence below, what does 'sartorial scrutiny' mean?

    First Ladies have always been the subject of intense sartorial scrutiny.

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    Re: sartorial scrutiny

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    From Newsweek, International Edition, May 28, 2007

    In the sentence below, what does 'sartorial scrutiny' mean?

    First Ladies have always been the subject of intense sartorial scrutiny.
    "sartorial" refers to clothes and "scrutiny" means intense attention, so the sentence means that people have always paid a great deal of attention to what first ladies wear.

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