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Definition demanding strict attention to detailed rules and procedures
  • We insist that our employees follow stringent safety measures.
stringent = strict
  • The school has a stringent dress code.
  • stringent = strict
  • At the very least, I am somewhat troubled that this child was not held to the same stringent application standards (i.e. interview) that the rest of the incoming middle-school students were.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • stringent = strict and unbending
  • but professional honour and faith to his dead friend were stringent obligations;
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • stringent = demanding
  • I would not believe anything worse of him except under stringent proof.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch
  • Among these men there was a stringent code of honour, any infringement of which was punished by death.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  A Study In Scarlet
  • Clearly they could want nothing but a stringent policeman.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Little Dorrit
  • And even there they were frustrated, for stringent vagrancy laws were passed and rigidly enforced.
    London, Jack  --  The Iron Heel
  • The Chinese government has in vain attempted to deal with the evil by stringent laws.
    Verne, Jules  --  Around The World In Eighty Days
  • In the course of his lark he managed to make a wide breach in one of the university's most stringent laws.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • "Becoming a little more stringent, I see," he observed, holding it up.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Kingdom of the Blind
  • Theresa's salary was barely enough; they were economizing less stringently than before, but still had to watch their expenses.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • I would not believe anything worse of him except under stringent proof.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Then you would be required to undergo a stringent series of character and aptitude tests at the Auror office.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The military regulations which had seemed so stringent the year before were now mild by comparison with the ones issued by General Pope.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Regulations were stringent, and his data never was obtained from a reliable source, but always were obtained.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • There is a certain stringency to life, a willful doing without.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Beneath his stringent formulation lies a wonderful realization that is actually so simple that everyday language cannot accommodate it.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • The Chinese government has in vain attempted to deal with the evil by stringent laws.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • And I might add that adaptability is the one characteristic most stringently required at present by laws other than those of nature.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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