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robust
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
strong
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
  • He argued, "that the very laws of nature absolutely required we should have been made, in the beginning of a size more large and robust; not so liable to destruction from every little accident, of a tile falling from a house, or a stone cast from the hand of a boy, or being drowned in a little brook."
    Part 2 — A Voyage to Brobdingnag (81% in)
  • ...and fools as the men, and despise all personal ornaments, beyond decency and cleanliness: neither did I perceive any difference in their education made by their difference of sex, only that the exercises of the females were not altogether so robust; and that some rules were given them relating to domestic life, and a smaller compass of learning was enjoined them: for their maxim is, that among peoples of quality, a wife should be always a reasonable and agreeable companion, because she...
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (71% in)
  • That a weak diseased body, a meagre countenance, and sallow complexion, are the true marks of noble blood; and a healthy robust appearance is so disgraceful in a man of quality, that the world concludes his real father to have been a groom or a coachman.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (47% in)

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