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rigorous
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Jane Eyre
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rigorous
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • A negotiation was opened through the medium of the ambassador, Sam; and after much pacing to and fro, till, I think, the said Sam's calves must have ached with the exercise, permission was at last, with great difficulty, extorted from the rigorous Sibyl, for the three to wait upon her in a body.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a rigorous math class
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