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The exact meaning of robust can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "a robust person" — strong and healthy
  • "a robust system" — unlikely to fail
  • "a robust defense" — strong and energetic
  • "robust flavor" — strong, rich, and complex
  • 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.
  • She enjoys robust health.
  • the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee
  • a robust claret (wine)
  • a robust faith
  • the experiment yielded robust results
  • a robust tale
  • A tall youngish man and two robust looking youngish women.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • You don't come in here,' said Mr Snawley's better-half, interposing her person, which was a robust one, in the doorway.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The robust voice, that had come strangely from the thin ranks, was growing rapidly weak.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Man is more robust than woman, but he is not longer lived; which exactly explains my view of the nature of their attachments.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • And Meir Katz, the strong man, the most robust of us all, wept.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The mind grows rings; the identity becomes robust; pain is absorbed in growth.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Monocultures, like a field of corn, are susceptible to infections, but genetically diverse cultures, like a prairie, are extremely robust.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • 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
  • Well, I think that's a good thing," the general said robustly.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach

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