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Far from the Madding Crowd
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rigorous
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "Well, I mean to my face, as you do," she went on, allowing herself to be further lured into a conversation that intention had rigorously forbidden.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In Bathsheba's heated fancy the innocent white countenance expressed a dim triumphant consciousness of the pain she was retaliating for her pain with all the merciless rigour of the Mosaic law: "Burning for burning; wound for wound: strife for strife.  (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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