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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Now why,’ said Sir Mulberry, ’why will you keep up this appearance of excessive rigour, my sweet creature?
  • To prepare the mind for such a heavy sleep, its growth must be stopped by rigour and cruelty in childhood; there must be years of misery and suffering, lightened by no ray of hope; the chords of the heart, which beat a quick response to the voice of gentleness and affection, must have rusted and broken in their secret places, and bear the lingering echo of no old word of love or kindness.

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as in: we follow a rigorous procedure Define
thorough and careful procedures
as in: a rigorous math class Define
difficult and demanding
as in: rigorous enforcement Define
strict when enforcing rules
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