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robust
used in Catch-22

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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
  • When the Germans rode in, I almost stabbed a robust young Oberleutnant to death with a sprig of edelweiss.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (65% in)
  • Luciana was touched by Nately's forlorn air, but broke loudly into robust laughter again the moment she stepped outside into the sunny street with Yossarian and heard Hungry Joe beseeching them from the window to come back and take their clothes off, because he really was a photographer from Life magazine.
    Chapter 16 — Luciana (78% in)
  • The stove worked perfectly, with a strong, robust blaze that could be raised or lowered by turning the tap Orr had finally finished repairing.
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (94% in)
  • 'Why don't we knock his goddam brains out?' he suggested with robust enthusiasm to the others.
    Chapter 36 — The Cellar (72% in)

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