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  • Socially inferior animals are the ones that make the most strenuous, resourceful efforts to get to know their keepers.†   (source)
  • NASA discovered that turning your whole EVA-suited body to look at something was a strenuous waste of time.†   (source)
  • No, nothing strenuous.†   (source)
  • Her life had always been strenuous—field work, internment, more field work on top of housework—but during this period under Mrs. Shigemura's tutelage she had learned to compose herself in the face of it.†   (source)
  • For one thing, I wanted muscles; and the physical work in the monument shop was a lot less strenuous than being a logger for my Uncle Alfred.†   (source)
  • Yes, he walks and can sit and stand, but it's hard for him to do anything too strenuous.†   (source)
  • It almost did a few times, but it always managed to pull through due to strict sharing of resources, strenuous discipline, and constant vigilance against any further attacks from the Capitol.†   (source)
  • Instead, almost every night it was dinner parties and busy restaurant tables with her friends, strenuous occasions where (jumpy, un-opiated, wracked to the last synapse), it was hard for me to make the proper show of social ardor, particularly when I was tired after work—and then too the wedding preparations, an avalanche of trivia in which I was expected to interest myself as enthusiastically as she, bright tissue-paper flurries of brochures and merchandise.†   (source)
  • The long days and strenuous work stripped Eragon's body of excess fat.†   (source)
  • Strenuously.†   (source)
  • We've had a strenuous drive, and we only came to this godforsaken spot to bring your boss or whatever you call him something he's been wanting for a long time.†   (source)
  • And his strenuous, almost vehement funeral performance.†   (source)
  • If you're going to stop a band playing every time some one has an accident, you'll lead a very strenuous life.†   (source)
  • Acrobatics training was very strenuous.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile his typical manner, throughout the first half of their marriage, at her strenuous advances, was that of a man pleasantly surprised.†   (source)
  • And I was sure that at least my mother — were I to tell her every detail of the truth — would be more strenuously opposed to me getting married than to me a becoming vampire.†   (source)
  • It takes strenuous effort at times like this to remember, to not lose sight of, one unshakable truth: This is her own handiwork, this mess.†   (source)
  • The crowd has a melancholy air in this respect, and strenuous measures should be taken to overcome it.†   (source)
  • That seems paradoxical, I admit, given the strenuous efforts they expend to keep people from leaving their country, but it's true.†   (source)
  • I was panting, as after a strenuous exertion, but floating, without effort.†   (source)
  • You can't learn these things or inherit them," she would tell him when she saw him going cross-eyed with concentration in his strenuous efforts to move the saltshaker without touching it.†   (source)
  • She was a curiosity and I, a curious child, I, with the promise of snow in my heart and the wonder of the world seizing me with such fury at times that I had to touch forbidden china cups or throttle a little cousin or pet a dog's head so strenuously that he looked as if he were coming out of the birth canal, I wanted nothing more then to get a temporary injunction from politeness and have a good long stare at her speckled arms.†   (source)
  • Its leisurely tempo feels mismatched to the strenuousness of the exercise, but Shirakawa is subtly controlling his movements in time with the music.†   (source)
  • Certainly, it was quite a strenuous walk — though I can say it failed to cause me any real difficulty — the path rising in zigzags up the hillside for a hundred yards or so.†   (source)
  • Attempts to end these federal subsidies have been strenuously opposed by the National Council of Chain Restaurants and its allies in Congress.†   (source)
  • Although these other groups customarily accepted ANC decisions, I knew that some of my Indian colleagues would strenuously oppose the move toward violence.†   (source)
  • Over the Humbug's strenuous objections, Milo and Tuck decided to swim, and, protesting loudly, the bug was dragged along with them toward the sea.†   (source)
  • Awakened by an urgent call from the county coroner, Dameron presented himself at the jail around 3:00 a. m., whereupon detectives, who had been strenuously but abortively interrogating the suspect, withdrew to another room, leaving the minister to consult privately with his parishioner.†   (source)
  • His most popular book was about sex and strenuous athletics for men over sixty-five.†   (source)
  • It could lead to a strenuous existence.†   (source)
  • I hope nothing too strenuous, because, man, am I stove up bad!†   (source)
  • For him it is strenuous to climb a steep hill, because he has to keep pushing his own vertical mass upward and cannot gain any momentum.†   (source)
  • Nel began a more strenuous digging and, rising to her knee, was careful to scoop out the dirt as she made her hole deeper.†   (source)
  • It wasn't so much about keeping in shape, which he did with strenuous workouts at least once a week.†   (source)
  • They embraced and wept, maybe it was real, maybe partly for effect, speaking smidgens of Russian, English and Yiddish, and soon they were arguing strenuously.†   (source)
  • I was accustomed to hours of strenuous activity every day, between working construction, running, and the gym.†   (source)
  • The others disagreed, perhaps a touch too strenuously.†   (source)
  • While some scoffed at her decision, thinking that she would play the role of a mere secretary, answering phones and filing paperwork, Marsha faced many demands: arranging continuous media interviews, strategizing every aspect of the strenuous travel logistics, and keeping my calendar packed with engagements.†   (source)
  • He had not done any strenuous walking for a long time, and the reflection looked rather flabby, he thought.†   (source)
  • I don't have to do anything strenuous.†   (source)
  • Robert Morris continued in his duties without pause, working as strenuously as anyone.†   (source)
  • He worked on other men's boats as strenuously as his slowly healing body would let him, eking out a meager living for himself and his widowed mother.†   (source)
  • You must understand, I strenuously objected to any overt participation; that is not the nature of the fiche.†   (source)
  • He had been examined by a big doctor that morning, and the doctor had said he would be all right, but that he would have to be careful, no strenuous studying or exercising.†   (source)
  • Larkin muttered, smiling too strenuously, "It was a pleasure, Jim.†   (source)
  • But Prof did gaily undertake strenuous training to let him make most of his poor chances, so what could I do but put on weights and get to work, ready to go and take his place if old heart clicked off?†   (source)
  • I most strenuously object, Your Honor!†   (source)
  • Mrs. Wharton objects strenuously to Ann's leaving.†   (source)
  • By August the River Guard missed the north with a passion unique to those who have been confined in a stone fortress in Sicily for most of the summer, with long and strenuous hill patrols their prime diversion, and only half a dozen moments of unexpected excitement.†   (source)
  • As he stood naked before me looking for his gym shoes, I saw how painfully underdeveloped his body was and realized that the strenuous physical exertion of these first days was taking an inestimable toll on the Clearwater boy from Memphis.†   (source)
  • The heavy door required a strenuous pull to get me, the pack, and Coops inside.†   (source)
  • It had been a strenuous interlude, but I could congratulate myself that I had, at last, established contact — no matter how briefly — with the study species.†   (source)
  • The drummers, wearing white mundus, bare to the waist, their dark flesh glistening with perspiration, worked in shifts, so strenuous was the mighty beating they set up; and never was the flow of sound broken, even as the new relay of drummers moved into position before the tightly stretched heads of the instruments.†   (source)
  • Just then she would have given anything to exchange their chaotic freedom for a daily round, however strenuous, but laid down once and for all, for work and obligations, so that they could live a decent, honest, sensible life.†   (source)
  • Hannah, left alone, was grateful that we are animals; it was this silly, strenuous, good, humble cluttering of animal needs which saw us through sane, fully as much as prayer; and towards the end of these moments of solitude, with her mind free from the subtle deceptions of concern, she indulged herself in whispering, aloud, "He's dead.†   (source)
  • Just to what end Mrs. Larkin worked so strenuously in her garden, her neighbors could not see.†   (source)
  • We have in the past made strenuous efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.†   (source)
  • I never do anything more strenuous than climbing a flight of stairs.
    strenuous = difficult (requiring much effort)
  • A surprising all but if the Icefall was strenuous and terrifying, it had lure as well.†   (source)
  • It was strenuous work, but no more than it would have been to split the stone by hand.†   (source)
  • This turns out to be a more strenuous proposition than I had anticipated.†   (source)
  • You won't have to do anything strenuous.†   (source)
  • For horses, "downshifting" from strenuous exercise is risky.†   (source)
  • Even these brief interludes are almost too strenuous for me.†   (source)
  • So I objected strenuously to the attention being paid this assassin, Cain.†   (source)
  • They seemed unaffected by the strenuous night— they sat apart, as silent as always.†   (source)
  • Even the Rimgar began to trigger the seizures as he advanced to more strenuous poses.†   (source)
  • "Now just wait a minute!" objected Knowlton strenuously.†   (source)
  • The fighting that Rod was trained in was not simply strenuous athletics.†   (source)
  • I think these tests are much too strenuous, I really do.†   (source)
  • The rods had been strenuously taped, so that from the knees down he looked a bit like Im-Ho-Tep when he had been discovered in his tomb.†   (source)
  • I suggested that Owen was prejudiced against the Brinker-Smiths ever since their strenuous lovemaking had battered him under their bed; but, for the most part, we agreed about who had been at the game, and where they had been sitting.†   (source)
  • The climbing was strenuous and sketchy, but Hillary persisted until, as he would later write, I could finally reach over the top of the rock and drag myself out of the crack on to a wide ledge.†   (source)
  • In critiquing Garfield Park, he again took a moment to express his annoyance at Chicago's inability to select a site, a failure he found all the more exasperating given the elaborate boasts issued by the city's leading men back when they were lobbying Congress for the fair: "But considering what has been so strenuously urged upon the attention of the country in regard to the number and excellence of sites which Chicago has to offer; considering what advantages the Centennial Fair in Philadelphia possessed in the neighboring scenery; considering what advantages of the same order would have been possessed by the Fair if it had been given a site in the beautifu†   (source)
  • The great actress Billie Whitelaw, who was in virtually every Beckett play that called for a woman, said his work repeatedly put her in the hospital, sometimes by demanding too much strenuous activity, but just as often by not letting her move at all.†   (source)
  • Killing on such a grand scale is very strenuous, also polluting, and must be done thoroughly or else the People of Joy will be in bad trouble.†   (source)
  • To the dismay of the Japanese climbers, however, the ladder was falling apart and had become partially detached from the rock, so ninety minutes of strenuous climbing were required to surmount this 20-foot cliff.†   (source)
  • I hate Monopoly, but even a capitalist board game was welcome— relief from the more strenuous activities my cousins subjected me to and Hester was either in a rare mood to be calm, or else I rarely saw her without the company of Noah and Simon, around whom it was impossible to remain calm.†   (source)
  • His matches with the elves were not as long or strenuous as his previous one with Arya—for it would have been foolish to push himself that hard every day—but his sessions with Glaedr were as intense as ever.†   (source)
  • Nor did we know that strenuous efforts were being made to subvert the alliance against us and bring the Skinnies over to our side; the nearest we came to being told about that was when we got instructions, before the raid in which Flores was killed, to go easy on the Skinnies, destroy as much property as possible but to kill inhabitants only when unavoidable.†   (source)
  • He had been driven to Panov's 'strenuous exercise' by an image that had suddenly appeared in his mind while grading papers in his office.†   (source)
  • Eragon lost himself in the arcane glyphs, happy to have a task that required nothing more strenuous than rote memorization.†   (source)
  • It had been a strenuous evening.†   (source)
  • The commuting would be a bit strenuous.†   (source)
  • I won't have Zimm pursue the matter too strenuously, but next time let's go through the proper channels.†   (source)
  • I told him it wasn't strenuous, but I didn't tell him anything else, because I wasn't sure myself till I got to the Nurses' Station, and the nurse, a different one, said, "Mr. McMurphy and Mr. Bromden?" then handed us each a little paper cup.†   (source)
  • In addition, her silken cream-colored blouse was fitted tightly around a body that would have been highly desirable even had it been as still as a marble in the Villa Doria Pamphili; but she was moving strenuously and, as she jumped, Alessandro observed not dispassionately that her breasts were friendlier to gravity than the rest of her on the way up, and more reluctant to descend on the way down.†   (source)
  • As far as my suburban experience went, I would have expected Lemm to be in a nursing home, with his most strenuous activity singing Christmas carols once a year.†   (source)
  • 'I want you to run faster!' he said, imposing control on his voice as though the strenuous movement had little effect on him.†   (source)
  • For the first few strenuous minutes, they were fairly matched, but in the end, Glaedr's strength, experience, and cunning combined with Arya's rigorous proficiency proved too much for Eragon and Saphira to overcome, and they had no choice but to concede defeat.†   (source)
  • The work was tedious and difficult; it was not strenuous enough to keep us warm but it was demanding enough to make all our muscles ache.†   (source)
  • Madison said he would not vote for assumption, but then neither would he be "strenuous" in opposition.†   (source)
  • "You see," continued another in a more conciliatory tone, "it's really quite strenuous doing nothing all day, so once a week we take a holiday and go nowhere, which was just where we were going when you came along.†   (source)
  • Eleven days after Wilson's new doctor told IBP that back surgery might be required, Diane Arndt called the doctor and said that IBP had obtained a videotape of Wilson engaging in strenuous physical activities at home.†   (source)
  • There were all kinds of travelers, Sterne had written—inquisitive travelers, idle travelers, vain travelers—but the true value of travel was not in strenuous sight-seeing.†   (source)
  • The government doctors had told him that if there were times — and there would be times — when sudden, disturbing images or fragments of memory broke into his mind, the best way to handle them was with strenuous exercise.†   (source)
  • The work did not seem too taxing to us that day, but in the coming weeks and months, we found it could be quite strenuous.†   (source)
  • Linked as he was to her mind, Eragon got to watch as Glaedr put her through an exercise regimen every bit as strenuous as his.†   (source)
  • This was far more strenuous than the work in the courtyard, and after our first few days on the quarry we fell asleep immediately after our supper at 4:30 in the afternoon.†   (source)
  • It was a concern that for years had propelled much of his reading and the exchange of ideas with those whose judgment he most respected, including Abigail, who had written to him the year before, "I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature, and that power whether vested in many or few is ever grasping...The great fish swallow up the small [she had continued] and he who is most strenuous for the rights of the people, when vested with power, is as eager after the prerogatives of government.†   (source)
  • Strenuously.†   (source)
  • Since the mountains were too steep-and the forest too dense-for wagons, Roran realized that their supplies were limited to however much they could carry themselves, as well as what they could pile onto Horst's two horses, although one of those had to be left partially unburdened so that Elain could ride whenever the trail proved too strenuous for her pregnancy.†   (source)
  • In utter disbelief Catherine had demanded substantiation and by 2:15 had twice read the State Department's lengthy and top-secret dossier on Sheng Chou Yang, but she continued to strenuously object as the accuracy could not be verified.†   (source)
  • You strenuously objected.†   (source)
  • It has not been easy for me during the past period to separate myself from my wife and children, to say goodbye to the good old days when, at the end of a strenuous day at an office I could look forward to joining my family at the dinnertable, and instead to take up the life of a man hunted continuously by the police, living separated from those who are closest to me, in my own country, facing continually the hazards of detection and of arrest.†   (source)
  • She didn't say, but I think Star liked to have a child around to play with and love—until the strenuous first years of her reign and the Quest for the Egg left her no time.†   (source)
  • The male scrambled to his feet and gave chase, but only by the most strenuous efforts was he able to close the gap until he, in his turn, was able to nip her backside.†   (source)
  • Rod started to explain that it really had not been a test, that it had not been strenuous, and that Cowpertown— Tangaroa, rather— had been a soft touch.†   (source)
  • The peculiar thing about Everett Ruess was that he went out and did the things he dreamed about, not simply for a two-weeks' vacation in the civilized and trimmed wonderlands, but for months and years in the very midst of wonder...Deliberately he punished his body, strained his endurance, tested his capacity for strenuousness.†   (source)
  • His eyes narrowed, his mouth worked strenuously; for the first time that afternoon he was intent.†   (source)
  • He shut his eyes, he shook his head in strenuous denial of these memories.†   (source)
  • Vera Claythorne, tired by a recent strenuous term at school, thought to herself, "Being a games mistress in a third-class school isn't much of a catch... If only I could get a job at some decent school."†   (source)
  • But now apparently deciding on more strenuous measures, she inquired in a barbed tone, "And in rainy weather he carried two children on his back to the cheder.†   (source)
  • Thus Mrs. Renling in her strenuous and hacked-up way, and the whiteness that came from her compression into her intense purposes.†   (source)
  • They made a quick soft-footed procession into the center of the town, first Juana and Kino, and behind them Juan Tomas and Apolonia, her big stomach jiggling with the strenuous pace, then all the neighbours with the children trotting on the flanks.†   (source)
  • Hitler is a bitter enemy of the avant-garde, both on doctrinal and personal grounds, yet this did not prevent Goebbels in 1932-1933 from strenuously courting avant-garde artists and writers.†   (source)
  • Why did you object so strenuously to the excellent structural changes suggested by Mr. Prescott and Mr. Webb?†   (source)
  • Though his days were no less strenuous than at the height of the epidemic, the prospect of imminent release had obliterated his fatigue.†   (source)
  • I should have thought Pablo a somewhat sleepy lover, spoiled and passive, but Maria assured me that though it took a long time to wake him up he was then more strenuous and forward and virile than prize fighter or riding master.†   (source)
  • Miss Brinklow admitted that the most strenuous search of her apartment had failed to reveal any of the drawbacks she had been well prepared for.†   (source)
  • "Yes, Dad," Einhorn answered, the sense of a bad piece of work settled about his neck in two or three loose rings; and without humor but strenuously and almost fiercely he looked at me.†   (source)
  • He is healthy, cool and strenuous—a splendid type, and in the next war he will be a miracle of efficiency.†   (source)
  • I believe he was even hurt that Leonora's confessor did not make strenuous efforts to convert him.†   (source)
  • "Rather a strenuous clerk it would be," said Lucy.†   (source)
  • But the pair tried to dismiss, for a while at least, a too strenuously forward view.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Beck and Bobby and Boyd, however, did not go in for anything very strenuous.†   (source)
  • And a cowboy's life was strenuous, wild, violent, and generally brief.†   (source)
  • He was being broken in to Pilchuck's strenuous method and the process was no longer enticing.†   (source)
  • He wrote impressing upon Upjohn his great need and urging him to make more strenuous efforts.†   (source)
  • The day was one of ceaseless and strenuous labors, extending long after dark.†   (source)
  • This was strenuous toil, requiring the need of lassoes to haul up the effects.†   (source)
  • Jett and his helpers were settling into the strenuous routine of hide-hunting.†   (source)
  • He had never indulged in a sport more strenuous than yachting.†   (source)
  • "I bain't afeard at all, I thank God!" said Christian strenuously.†   (source)
  • Mr. Wingfield most strenuously recommended it, sir—or we should not have gone.†   (source)
  • A strenuous task, but feasible, thanks to our relieving each other.†   (source)
  • He prayed loudly and strenuously, as if heaven were to be taken by force of lungs.†   (source)
  • Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!†   (source)
  • He was as indolent as ever and showed no very strenuous desire to hunt up an occupation.†   (source)
  • But he looked, in spite of it, literally apprehensive and consistently strenuous.†   (source)
  • All the most strenuous efforts on the part of my spies have failed to discover who he is; whilst the others are the hands, he is the head, who beneath this strange anonymity calmly works at the destruction of France.†   (source)
  • She did not realize this at first, being affected by some of the old distress which was a result of her earlier adventure into this strenuous and exacting quarter.†   (source)
  • His was the leisure without sympathy—an attitude as fatal as the strenuous; a little cold culture may be raised on it, but no art.†   (source)
  • So urgent was the task imposed on my conscience by these impressions of form or perfume or colour—to strive for a perception of what lay hidden beneath them, that I was never long in seeking an excuse which would allow me to relax so strenuous an effort and to spare myself the fatigue that it involved.†   (source)
  • It was slow, irritating, strenuous toil, for the way was on a steep slant, rough and loose and dragging.†   (source)
  • A superb figure, tossed up as by the horns of Taurus against the thunderous sky, cheerily hallooing to the strenuous file along the spar.†   (source)
  • No other State in the Union can count a million Negroes among its citizens,—a population as large as the slave population of the whole Union in 1800; no other State fought so long and strenuously to gather this host of Africans.†   (source)
  • Brady was quick and strenuous.†   (source)
  • And here she was in the wild West, after the three most strenuously active days of her career, and still the same old giant revolved her mind and turned it upon herself and upon all she saw.†   (source)
  • Since walking downhill is not a matter of strenuous exertion but more a sport, where you brace your legs and apply the brakes to keep from tripping or running—nothing more than helping yourself fall, really—there was a kind of nimble frivolity to their gait, which spread even to their faces, until the whole effect might very well have made you want to join their party.†   (source)
  • With a careless motion, she flung to the ground, callous as a devil, the child that up to now she had clutched strenuously to her breast, growling over it as a dog growls over a bone.†   (source)
  • As he ran with his comrades he strenuously tried to think, but all he knew was that if he fell down those coming behind would tread upon him.†   (source)
  • To clear that rugged space, to fence it, and plow it, appeared at once to Carley an extremely strenuous and useless task.†   (source)
  • In time the dust cloud blew away on the wind, and then the bulls could be seen in action less strenuous but still savage.†   (source)
  • But I reckon all the strenuous work you've seen to-day ain't any tougher than most any day of a cowboy's life.†   (source)
  • But the two visitors, after conferring with Louise in a small front bedroom to which they all retired, reappeared presently and because of strenuous invitations, which were really not needed, decided to remain.†   (source)
  • We have all of us living duties and living affections which claim, and rightly claim, our strenuous endeavours.†   (source)
  • He denied strenuously having ever seen Mr. Neville St. Clair and swore that the presence of the clothes in his room was as much a mystery to him as to the police.†   (source)
  • Hare nursed a grievance for forty-eight hours, and then, taking advantage of Piute's absence on an errand down to the farm, and of the Naabs' strenuous day with four vicious wild horses in the corral at one time, he walked out to the pasture where Mescal shepherded the flock.†   (source)
  • But Babbitt strenuously believed and lengthily announced to the world of Good Fellows that Paul could have been a great violinist or painter or writer.†   (source)
  • Both are alike forced to borrow motives for the more strenuous actions of their personages from the common stockpot of melodramatic plots; so that Hamlet has to be stimulated by the prejudices of a policeman and Macbeth by the cupidities of a bushranger.†   (source)
  • And he repeated his injunction that there should be no strenuous concentration or forced visualization of their anticipated visitor—the only thing that helped was a casual, floating attentiveness.†   (source)
  • Even more, we have seen amongst us that he can even grow younger, that his vital faculties grow strenuous, and seem as though they refresh themselves when his special pabulum is plenty.†   (source)
  • Three weeks of this self-imposed strenuous training wore by before Carley was free enough from weariness and pain to experience other sensations.†   (source)
  • He heard Sheldon Smeeth, educational director of the Y.M.C.A. and leader of the church-choir, a pale but strenuous young man with curly hair and a smile, teaching a class of sixteen-year-old boys.†   (source)
  • Don't be too strenuous at first.†   (source)
  • until I heard the last stroke which enabled me to add up the total sum, after which the silence that followed seemed to herald the beginning, in the blue sky above me, of that long part of the day still allowed me for reading, until the good dinner which Francoise was even now preparing should come to strengthen and refresh me after the strenuous pursuit of its hero through the pages of my book.†   (source)
  • Under the lax moral life of the plantation, where marriage was a farce, laziness a virtue, and property a theft, a religion of resignation and submission degenerated easily, in less strenuous minds, into a philosophy of indulgence and crime.†   (source)
  • He looked up at a wild black cliff, mountain-high, with its windworn star of blue; he felt himself on the threshold of the desert, with that subtle mystery waiting; he knew himself to be close to strenuous action on the ranges, companion of these sombre Mormons, exposed to their peril, making their cause his cause, their life his life.†   (source)
  • To this plan I strenuously objected, and so far as my going was concerned, for I said that I intended to stay and protect Mina.†   (source)
  • At the end of that strenuous day, which was singularly full of the old excitement and action and danger, and of new observations, he was bound to confess that no longer did the chase suffice for him.†   (source)
  • And yet it was not only, not even primarily, the gambling and the wine that brought forth these high-tension emotions around the table and made faces flush and shining eyes grow wider, so that the whole party was engaged in what might be called a common strenuous effort, all holding their breath in almost painful concentration on the moment.†   (source)
  • He showed himself strenuous to see all that was noteworthy, and he described with a fine enthusiasm the castles of the Rhine.†   (source)
  • The strong cast of his face, as if it had been chiseled in bronze; the stern set of his lips and the jaw that protruded lean and square cut; the quiet masked light of his eyes; the coarse roughness of his brown hands, mute evidence of strenuous labors—these all gave a different impression from his brief remarks about himself.†   (source)
  • While the train was in motion, enabling Helen to watch the ever-changing scenery, and resting her from the strenuous task of keeping Bo well in hand at stations, she lapsed again into dreamy gaze at the pine forests and the red, rocky gullies and the dim, bold mountains.†   (source)
  • But Philip was impatient with himself; he called to mind his idea of the pattern of life: the unhappiness he had suffered was no more than part of a decoration which was elaborate and beautiful; he told himself strenuously that he must accept with gaiety everything, dreariness and excitement, pleasure and pain, because it added to the richness of the design.†   (source)
  • From what she had heard, this hide-hunting was an exceedingly strenuous business, consuming all of the daylight hours and half of the night.†   (source)
  • A Gift and A Purchase For a week the scene of the round-up lay within riding-distance of the ranch-house, and Madeline passed most of this time in the saddle, watching the strenuous labors of the vaqueros and cowboys.†   (source)
  • During this strenuous time there were incidents of much interest, if he could only have given them due attention.†   (source)
  • Well might I dread, well might I dislike Mrs. Reed; for it was her nature to wound me cruelly; never was I happy in her presence; however carefully I obeyed, however strenuously I strove to please her, my efforts were still repulsed and repaid by such sentences as the above.†   (source)
  • I only know that I found myself, with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause, making the most strenuous exertions to compress it within those limits.†   (source)
  • I spoke; I told them to retire and consider of what had been said, that I would not lead them farther north if they strenuously desired the contrary, but that I hoped that, with reflection, their courage would return.†   (source)
  • But Will had come to perceive that his defects—defects which Mr. Casaubon had himself often pointed to—needed for their correction that more strenuous position which his relative's generosity had hitherto prevented from being inevitable.†   (source)
  • Aye, no doubt; but that is what a governess will prevent, and if I had known your mother, I should have advised her most strenuously to engage one.†   (source)
  • After a considerable part of the work had been finished and printed, the Publishers, who pretended to discern in it a germ of popularity, remonstrated strenuously against its appearing as an absolutely anonymous production, and contended that it should have the advantage of being announced as by the Author of Waverley.†   (source)
  • The effect of it was soon apparent in his manner, and his wife but too sadly perceived that in strenuously steering off the rocks of the licensed liquor-tent she had only got into maelstrom depths here amongst the smugglers.†   (source)
  • Energetic natures, strong for all strenuous deeds, will often rush away from a hopeless sufferer, as if they were hard-hearted.†   (source)
  • It is a familiar truth to the novelist, at the strenuous hour, that, as certain elements in any work are of the essence, so others are only of the form; that as this or that character, this or that disposition of the material, belongs to the subject directly, so to speak, so this or that other belongs to it but indirectly—belongs intimately to the treatment.†   (source)
  • Some hours after midnight, the Typhoon abated so much, that through the strenuous exertions of Starbuck and Stubb—one engaged forward and the other aft—the shivered remnants of the jib and fore and main-top-sails were cut adrift from the spars, and went eddying away to leeward, like the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.†   (source)
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