All the old republican formalities were most punctiliously observed - even those attendant on the emperor's election to the consulate, so far as they did not involve a restoration of the old order of voting at the comitia.
Carlyle did his duties as a schoolmaster punctiliously, but found the life thoroughly uncongenial.
During the Indian Mutiny Dost Mahommed punctiliously refrained from assisting the insurgents.
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