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  • She enjoys a robust workout.
  • They presented a robust defense.
  • The company has enjoyed three years of robust growth.
  • It is a robust operating system.

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  • She enjoys robust health.
  • the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee
  • a robust claret (wine)
  • Gun sales, which were always robust, increased.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • " At this juncture my chief seized a particularly robust groundhog skull and began rhythmically clacking its jaws together as if to emphasize his final words: "You, Lieutenant Mowat, have been chosen for this great task!
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • What we want for him is somebody robust . and upbeat.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • This word, unlike the others, was not worn at all, but fresh and robust.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • During the intervening thirty-eight years, it had grown into a robust city of over 334,000 people and an industrial, commercial, and cultural center that rivaled the great East Coast cities, such as New York and Boston.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • They’d only be going down fifteen feet, so it was more than robust enough for the job.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Stick-thin, alabaster-pale Etienne LeBlanc runs down the rue de Dinan with Madame Ruelle, the baker’s wife, on his heels: the least-robust rescue ever assembled.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He was a tall robust-looking man, usually garbed in a frock coat and a shirt with wing collar and a broad foulard tie.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • If my observations were sound, then my companions were plainly in the most robust health.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Reliant would make a robust profit on any unit, but more than that, the telepresence technology was part of an overall Reliant juggernaut of baseline telecom abilities, the ability to wire an entire city, and on the higher end, this kind of astonishment.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Now she turned to me—snapping gum, robust and sunny, her jewelry blazing in the strong light.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Peeta looks healthy to the point of robustness.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • A big, robust guy with blond hair and a relatively insolent grin, Shane was supersmart.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • In my day, girls were robust, strapping creatures, not twigs like they are nowadays.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • A tall youngish man and two robust looking youngish women.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • A salt-of-the-earth kind of woman whose robust friendliness hints at a bracing authority and hardness you might be unwise to question.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I had pictured him as a more robust and ruffianly person.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Pfuel was short and very thin but broad-boned, of coarse, robust build, broad in the hips, and with prominent shoulder blades.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The raft sank lower and pitched and rolled, the tips of the oars dipping underwater, but it floated robustly.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Strangest Hybrid" By the 1960s, scientists joked that HeLa cells were so robust that they could probably survive in sink drains or on doorknobs.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • He was relatively large, robust and impressive, and was fondly dubbed ’Professor.’
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The human body is robust.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • When the Germans rode in, I almost stabbed a robust young Oberleutnant to death with a sprig of edelweiss.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I could see a little of Dorothy in her face, but, unlike her daughter, she was a big, robust woman.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The transactions in Montana copper that made him many times a millionaire found him physically robust but on the verge of soft-mindedness, and, suspecting this, an infinite number of women tried to separate him from his money.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Two days after McCandless set up camp beside Lake Mead, an unusually robust wall of thunderheads reared up in the afternoon sky, and it began to rain, very hard, over much of the Detrital Valley.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In the evening, the drug dealers would set up shop on the stairwell, with a view of the parking lot below, where they would sit smoking pot and drinking beer with pistols in their laps, conducting a robust drug trade in the open.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The robust voice, that had come strangely from the thin ranks, was growing rapidly weak.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • And Meir Katz, the strong man, the most robust of us all, wept.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The woman was young, but of a robust and hardy make, as she need have been to bear the weight of the heavy bundle which was strapped to her back.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Plump was she and robust: Now she is ashes and dust: The end of all flesh that dies.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • As time went on, people began to notice that Frodo also showed signs of good ’preservation’: outwardly he retained the appearance of a robust and energetic hobbit just out of his tweens.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • "I already have two who are obedient and faithful, have never left me, and serve me for their nourishment and here they are," added he, holding out his two robust arms, furrowed with veins as large as the strings of a bass-viol.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • In his clear glance, in his firm tone, in the robust movement of his shoulders, there was something calculated to disconcert death.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She was short and robust and freckled, and one of her front teeth was crooked, but her eyes were beautiful, blue, like the blue of his mother’s best china.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • He stayed no longer, but took his heartache home, and found the robust suitors there at work, skinning goats and roasting pigs in the courtyard.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • His image is to appear as the guardian of robust morality as opposed to the business world, and he is invited pretty regularly to pontificate on television.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The evil side of my nature, to which I had now transferred the stamping efficacy, was less robust and less developed than the good which I had just deposed.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • "So that Peverell bloke who’s buried in Godric’s Hollow," he said hastily, trying to sound robustly sane, "you don’t know anything about him, then?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • He appears in the morning light as a robust, vital, appetizing sort of man of forty or thereabouts, dressed in a professional-looking black frock-coat with a white linen collar and black silk tie.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • We banded ourselves together, some boldly, some in jest and some almost in fear: and of the number of these latter, the reluctant Indians who were afraid to seem studious or lacking in robustness, I was one.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • This elderly widow, with a robust bone structure that made her able to withstand the hardest of things in her long life, wasn’t really repelled by Gregor.
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
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