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strenuous
used in In Cold Blood

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energetic; or physically or mentally difficult or requiring endurance
  • 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.
    4 — The Corner (69% in)

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