I would not believe anything worse of him except under stringent proof.
"Then why can’t you think it your duty to submit a little to what James wishes?" said Celia, with a sense of stringency in her argument.
At first it had seemed that he wished to keep even her aloof from any close knowledge of what he was doing; but gradually the terrible stringency of human need—the prospect of a too speedy death— And here Dorothea’s pity turned from her own future to her husband’s past—nay, to his present hard struggle with a lot which had grown out of that past: the lonely labor, the ambition breathing hardly under the pressure of self-distrust; the goal receding, and the heavier limbs; and now atů
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The school has a stringent dress code.
but professional honour and faith to his dead friend were stringent obligations;