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Measure for Measure
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Measure for Measure
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  • He,—to give fear to use and liberty, Which have for long run by the hideous law, As mice by lions,—hath pick'd out an act, Under whose heavy sense your brother's life Falls into forfeit: he arrests him on it; And follows close the rigour of the statute To make him an example; all hope is gone.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: we follow a rigorous procedure
as in: a rigorous math class
as in: rigorous enforcement
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