The public is despotic in its temper; it is capable of denying common justice when too strenuously demanded as a right; but quite as frequently it awards more than justice, when the appeal is made, as despots love to have it made, entirely to its generosity.
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The doctor recommended strenuous exercise three times a week.
Landscaping is strenuous work in the Texas summer.