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rigorous -- as in: rigorous enforcement
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as in: rigorous enforcement Define
strict when enforcing rules
  • She supports a rigorous application of the law.
  • rigorous discipline
  • The evidence shows that he had been exceptionally dedicated, and it is precisely that rigorous and unbending attitude of spirit—the concept of duty and obedience above all which dwells unshakably in the mind of every good soldier—that gives his memoirs a desolating convincingness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Have seal’d his rigorous statutes with their bloods,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors

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  • the rigour of severest law
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • His stern measures as Director were given an odd legitimacy by his personal life, the rigor of his insistent celibacy.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Among other things, he was rigorously conventional and had quickly accommodated himself to McGraw-Hill’s tidy, colorless and archconservative mold.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Then I tried to preserve myself from the horror that was coming upon me, by regarding it as a rigorous punishment of human selfishness.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The Time Machine
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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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