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rigorous
as in:  we follow a rigorous procedure


She followed the procedures rigorously.
  thorough and careful procedures
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All the senses of rigor or rigorous relate to rigidity and/or difficulty.

In the United Kingdom and in Canada, rigor is spelled rigour.
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Samples:
  • She followed the procedures rigorously.
  • rigorous logic
  • We all submitted to a rigorous search.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • and proceeded again to make rigorous investigation of the premises.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat

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  • a methodology that was logical and systematic and rational and rigorous
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Unsatisfied, he punched in the CHECKLIM program, a more rigorous testing of the circuit banks.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • ...and none of his contemporaries seemed as rigorous and as learned as he in his science,
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • ...and his person rigorously searched under my own inspection.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • It was not till late next day that I spoke to Mrs. Grose; the rigor with which I kept my pupils in sight making it often difficult to meet her privately,
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Over the years, everything from samurai swords to inflatable dates had been dragged through the doors; despite Julie’s rigorous denials, it was in this category that Singer also fell.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian

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  • Had all regrets been punished as rigorously as...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • ...they should be determined by rigorous scientific criteria.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • And it forced us to develop the logic and rigor that would lead to systematic investigations of reality, to science, art, music, mathematics.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • crowded on the left by an overweight biography of a minor actress, and on the right by the once-bestselling novel of an author that everyone had since forgotten, it hardly left its spine visible to even the most rigorous browser.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • For although I have spent ample hours of my adult life rigorously assessing and figuring all sorts of human calculations, the flesh math, as we say, I retain an amazing facility for discharging to hope and dumb chance the things most precious to me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • ...it meant the rigorous verification of hypotheses by means of repeated empirical observation,
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • By itself, the regimen proposed here, when followed rigorously, can purify the foulest breath.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Terminus conducted a rigorous mental pat down.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Everything speaks of a hasty departure or a rigorous search or both.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • My strict integrity, economy, and rigorous business habits, here again came into play.
    Poe, Edgar Allan  --  The Business Man
  • Even the black slowly crawling beetles are closely similar, and some, I believe, on rigorous examination, absolutely identical.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
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Associated words [difficulty]:   rigorous [4] , rigor mortis [8]
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