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rigorous
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

3 uses
  • We had suffered the academic rigors of Gravesend Academy; the course work at the University of New Hampshire was very easy in comparison.
    p. 439.2
  • Nevertheless, in my grandmother's view, it required nearly constant effort to keep track of the world—both our own world and the world outside the sphere of Gravesend—and it required effort and intelligence to make nearly constant comment on one's observations; in these efforts, Grandmother was rigorous and unswerving.
    p. 260.3
  • Everyone suspected that the rigors of a good school would have the desired, dulling effect on Noah and Simon—Gravesend Academy would assault them with a host of new demands, of impossible standards.
    p. 268.8

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