closely/well observed

idiom

: very realistic
The story is a closely/well observed portrait of the city.

Examples of closely/well observed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Astronomers closely observed the Sun and aligned monumental structures, such as pyramids, to track solstices and equinoxes. Kimberly H. Breuer, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 The decision presents Waymo with what could be its biggest challenge yet: service in the second-largest American city by population, closely observed by government officials who have been skeptical of its technology from the start. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, 1 Mar. 2024 The sensation of continual anxiety and continual boredom, the fits and starts of activity, are closely observed. Katie Kitamura, New York Times, 5 Feb. 2024 Nuanced and closely observed, this novel peels back the layers of climate change through monarch butterflies and a spirited young woman in rural Tennessee. Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2023 The lead characters are partially based on real-life people, including cops, who Chopra had closely observed. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 24 July 2023 Each butler is trained for 12 weeks and closely observed before attending to guests. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 July 2023 Throughout, the actors switch fluently between registers, from emotional rawness to slapstick to absurdist comedy, in performances that are closely observed, credible and moving. A.j. Goldmann, New York Times, 25 Aug. 2022 Mortgage rates started the year in the low 3% range but had risen above 4.5% by late March, surpassed 5% in April and surged to nearly 6% this month, according to Freddie Mac’s closely observed mortgage survey. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, 30 June 2022

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“Closely/well observed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/closely%2Fwell%20observed. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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