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  • The chaplain was moved almost to tears by the harassed, bedraggled picture the captain presented, and he filled with deference and compassion at the thought of the many severe rigors the poor man had to endure daily.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Like Minniver Cheevy, he had been born too late exactly thirty-six hours too late for the physical well-being of his mother, a gentle, ailing woman who, after a full day and a half's agony in the rigors of childbirth, was depleted of all resolve to pursue further the argument over the new child's name.  (not reviewed by editor)

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