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rigorous
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The Mill on the Floss
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rigorous
Used in
The Mill on the Floss
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  • Tom was gradually allowed to shuffle through his lessons with less rigor, and having Philip to help him, he was able to make some show of having applied his mind in a confused and blundering way, without being cross-examined into a betrayal that his mind had been entirely neutral in the matter.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …into debt at starting; it is not to be expected that he will live in the meagre style of a man who means to be a poor curate all his life; and if the few hundreds Mr. Timpson advanced toward his daughter's fortune did not suffice for the purchase of handsome furniture, together with a stock of wine, a grand piano, and the laying out of a superior flower-garden, it followed in the most rigorous manner, either that these things must be procured by some other means, or else that the Rev.  (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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